Plan commission OKs
 charter school in church


The Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commission approved Thursday a special use permit for a proposed charter school to operate at 4234 Monroe St.

The school, Hope Learning Academy, is to be for kindergarten through eighth grade, and to cater to students with disabilities.

Daniel LaValley, a Sylvania-based lawyer and former chairman of the recently closed Mary Immaculate School, will serve as superintendent.

The site has long been the home of Hampton Park Christian Church. The church still uses the site, though its congregation has declined in recent years, rendering the building underutilized, the Rev. Sarah Richey said.

The Blade previously referred to the location as the former home of the church, based on information provided in a plan commission staff report.

The school will lease a portion of the building complex to the church to continue operations at the site.

The special use permit is to be considered by Toledo City Council’s zoning and planning committee on July 17.