ST. LEO — When Arthur Kirk became president of what was then Saint Leo College in 1997, the school was on the brink of bankruptcy. Enrollment had dropped; deficits had climbed. Faculty salaries were depressed. It seemed that every roof on campus leaked.
Over and over on Monday, school district leaders used the same word to describe the unfolding of the first day of school in Hernando County.
After months of anticipation, Pasco County's two newest schools made their debuts Monday to largely rave reviews.