Classical Preparatory School
Traditional education.  Transformational learning.

Board Meetings

The Board typically meets the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Classical Prep campus, however, dates and times are subject to change.  Meeting dates and times are subject to change so please check the website to verify a meeting's date and time for a specific month.  The public is welcome.

Requests to be placed on the agenda must be made at least one week prior to a meeting. If you would like an item placed on the agenda, please contact the Parent Liaison, Katie Melton, via email at

Board Members

Bob White, Chair

Bob White was Pasco County sheriff from 2000 to 2011. Prior to serving as sheriff, he worked at the Brooksville Police Department, Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Florida Highway Patrol, and Florida Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. He has also been very active in the community, serving on the Pasco Hernando Community College Advisory Committee, Circuit 6 Juvenile Justice Board, the Junior Achievement board, the Florida Sheriff's Association, the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches board, and the Youth and Family Alternatives board. He is the founder and director of Pasco Sheriff's Charities Inc. and received the Grand Star Award from the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches.

Chris Nocco, Vice Chair

Chris Nocco has served as Pasco County sheriff since 2011. Prior to becoming sheriff, he served as chief of staff of the Florida Highway Patrol and as the supervisor of the Pasco Sheriff's Office Joint Operations Bureau. Sheriff Nocco also spent several years as deputy chief of staff to then-Speaker of the Florida House, Marco Rubio. He received his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Delaware, where he was also a scholarship football athlete.

Susan Gainer, Secretary and Treasurer

Susan Gainer has been a teacher for over 40 years. She is passionate about teaching and, in addition to her work experience, has volunteered as a teacher to children reading below grade level and to international students learning English as a Second Language. She earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from The University of Texas at Austin.

Katie Melton, Parent Liaison to the Board
Katie Melton is the parent liaison to the Board. To speak with Ms. Melton, please call the school office.

If you would like to contact board members, please send your correspondence to

parent grievance procedure

If a parent has a grievance or complaint, please follow the process below:

  1. Seek to resolve the problem with the teacher, if applicable.
  2. If problem is not resolved, meet with school administration via an appointment.
  3. If still unresolved,  you may contact the Headmaster.


For public records request, please inquire with Ben Davis, the public records custodian at Classical Preparatory School.
You can email him at


Annual Operational Budget 2015-2016

academic performance

Academic Performance --
Classical Prep received an award for High Performing Charter School (2016-2017).
Classical Prep received an A grade for its second school year (2015-2016).
Classical Prep received an A grade for its first school year (2014-2015).

Evaluation System

Classical Prep uses the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools Evaluation System.

Enrollment Capacity

The capacity of the charter school shall be determined annually by the governing board, in conjunction with the sponsor, of the charter school in consideration of the factors identified in this subsection unless the charter school is designated as a high-performing charter school pursuant to s. 1002.331.   [F.S. 1002.33(10)h.]

Annual Enrollment Capacity: The enrollment capacity shall be annually determined by the Governing Board in conjunction with the  Sponsor based on the factors set forth in section 1022.33(10), Florida Statutes and this Charter. 

Total Enrollment Capacity: 2096 students
Building 1 (Meridian): 1027 students
Building 2 (Borealis): 1069 students

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