We have exciting news. We are changing our name from the Little Lake Free School to the Little Lake Learning Community.
The 501c3 process was getting very frustrating. Here is a review: we wanted to become a 501c3 but found that we needed to become incorporated first. In order to become an educational corporation, we needed to have 6 full time students enrolled, 50% of our capital and a certificate of occupancy. In order to get a certificate of occupancy, we needed to get architectural plans and mechanical, plumbing and electrical as-builts. Those plus the architectural fees plus the time it was going to take for Lansing Departments of Fire Services and Construction Code to review the plans, for us to make the changes and then for them to re-review the site meant it was making life very very complicated for us and all those steps would not have been done by the beginning of September.
So we switched the name from Free School to Learning Community and we are already, officially incorporated with the State. Now I am filling out the 501c3 application and will file that in the next few weeks.
Nothing will change with the school, the people, the space, the philosophy. But we wanted to let you know! If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please let us know.
We are in the process of converting all of our documents to the new name. Please be patient with our interchanging LLFS and LLLC for a while... Thanks!