Montgomery's LEAD Academy secures facility for charter school

Officials with LEAD Academy, Montgomery's first approved public charter school, confirmed Thursday morning they've secured a facility in order to move forward with setting up their learning center.

LEAD Academy will be located at the former Algernon Blair Building, which previously served as a bank headquarters, at 2897 Eastern Boulevard.  The nearly 13-acre campus is made up of two brick buildings with 30,000 square feet of space.

The property is owned by Montgomery businessman Rod Frazer who said he didn't know what he wanted to do with the property when he bought it four years ago, "but I did know in my heart that we wanted to bring it to a high community use."

Lauren Little