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Charter schools get new leader

A new charter school supervisor starts work this week in the Pasco County School District, succeeding Nancy Scowcroft, who retired.

Jeffrey Yungmann comes to Pasco from the Hernando County school district, where he had worked since 1989 when he began his education career as a math teacher.

Through the years in Hernando he held such positions as assistant principal, supervisor of middle school curriculum and charter schools application review chairperson.

Yungmann has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in education administration from Grand Canyon College.

The Pasco County School Board approved Yungmann’s hiring last week. He is scheduled to start work Wednesday.

He comes on board as Pasco is seeing growth in the number of charter schools.

Three new charter schools — Learning Lodge Academy, Classical Preparatory Charter School and Pepin Academies, Pasco — are set to open this month. They will join six existing ones.

In the 2013-14 academic year, 2,345 students attended charter schools in Pasco.

Charter schools are public schools, but are operated privately. They do not charge tuition because they receive taxpayer funding from the state government.

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