Many schools have stories of bureaucratic challenges and obstacles in regard to starting or expanding. Tree of Life Christian School
purchased a vacant commercial building to consolidate their multiple campuses and potentially enable them to double in size to 1300 students.
The city officials however have banned the rezoning which was required for the school to legally use the property. As only 5% of properties are zoned commercial, which generates more tax revenue, the city officials want it to remain as commercial zoning. The school argued that other day care centres were already using similar commercial spaces. The city officials responded by also banning already operating day care centres.
So, if your school is facing challenges with different levels of government be encouraged that you are not alone.