Titusville charter school wants to move into closed Port St. John school

Campus Charter School closed Friday after 15 years

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. – Campus Charter School's 15-year run ended Friday due to financial troubles and low enrollment, officials said.

Officials with the Port St. John school made the announcement one week ago.

On Friday morning, the final day of class, Principal Trisha Leitem sent a message to parents notifying them that a Titusville charter school, Legacy Academy, will move to Campus Charter's building.

"Many of our staff will be part of Legacy. If you are interested, call Legacy to enroll," the message said.

Bradley Hancock said that would have been helpful to hear before he spent the last week stressing out over where to place his two kids next.

"We scrambled to find a school and we did, so we didn't have to worry about anything and now a school with the teachers that we like will possibly be opening up in the same building. I just don't get it," Hancock said.

He also called it "mind-boggling" that last week he called Legacy Academy Charter, but was told they had no room.

Legacy told News 6 Friday that talk about moving only transpired in the past couple of days. Brevard Schools said the plan still needed to be approved.

Legacy also said the move would be temporary, as officials want to construct a long-term school in what used to be a Titusville Publix.

The district said that in order to move into Campus Charter's building, Legacy must submit a written request and the new location cannot result in a substantial change to the current student population.

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