Kathryn Dentato

Ms. Dentato earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1991 from Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida. She worked as an elementary school teacher in Hillsborough County for many years and currently works as an Adoptions Case Management Coordinator in Brooksville. She is excited to also be part of the Hernando Sun team, bringing local news in government and education to Hernando County residents.

Charter application denied for advanced learning high school

At the April 24, 2018 workshop, the Hernando County School Board (HCSB) discussed the charter school application review of the proposed Chehuntamo (chay-hun-TAH-mo) Advanced Performance High School, which was denied unanimously at the regular board meeting later that day.

The school had planned to serve Hernando and Pasco County students beginning with the 2019-2020 school year if the application had been approved.  

School district tax increase may be put to the voters

The Hernando County School Board is starting to review their budget in preparation for this year’s budget hearings. There was a preliminary discussion of increasing taxes to fill the expected budget shortfall. The discussion included raising the milage rate .5 or 1 mils: raising the milage rate .5 mils would generate $4.7 million and raising the milage rate 1 mil would generate $9.4 million.