School has started, but not this charter! Parents Ask: Now what?

The Hillsborough School District is bending over backwards to help the new Avant Garde Academy charter school open. It has gotten to the point that parents are wondering just when, if ever, their children can enroll.

There is also the question of why this charter schools should open. There is room in nearby public schools. Parents feel helpless; in these charter operations, they often are.

Read the letter some parents have written. They tell the story all parents need to hear. There is no rhyme nor reason to the expansion of charters and everyone gets hurt when there is no planning and no transparency. It does not have to be this way.

Posted in Charter School Management, Charter Schools, Facilities, Florida.


  1. For some reason unkown to me I have stopped receiving Sue Legg’s regular Blog.
    I am a member of the PBCLWV’s and a its Education Committee.
    Please put me back on the list to receive Sue’s Blogs regularly.
    Susan Small

  2. Sue, Citrus Park is a booming area, much like our west of I-75 side of town, not unlike where CSUSA is wanting to build a for-profit charter school. This charter school is slated to build for 1100 students, twice the size of Avant Garde Academy in Hillsborough. Parents are already upset and that school hasn’t even opened yet. Behind schedule, broken promises, but the marketing has been good. STEAM, competitive sports, robotics, drones…read about their dreams, their corporate marketing at Than check out the reality of a school that hopes to open September 5, weeks late.

    • The CSUSA proposal here includes $25,000 per month in marketing. Our tax money being spent on broken promises signals something seriously wrong with this system.

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