Charter School Boards
The primary difference between charter public schools and traditional public schools is the governance structure. Charter schools are run by boards whose role is to set policy, maintain the academy’s vision and/or mission, promote educational excellence through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services. They are charged with ensuring that schools comply with their charter and all applicable laws. Academy board members are expected to, among other things, manage resources effectively and in a manner that engenders public trust, ensure effective organizational planning, support and review the performance of the school leader and education service provider, and maintain accountability.
Academy board members are public officials who are appointed by Detroit Public Schools Community District and swear a constitutional oath of office. All board members must be Michigan residents and U.S. citizens.
Board Membership and Development
- Board Development Memo August 2015
- Board Application and Reappointment Process Updated May 2016
- Board Member Nomination Resolution
- PSA Board Member Background Check Process
- PSA Board Self Evaluation Tool
- Board of Directors Annual Organizational Meeting Template
- Open Meetings Act
- Cancellation Posting Template
- Special Meeting Posting Sample
- Michigan Association of Charter School Boards
- National Charter Schools Conference 2015
Calendar of Meetings
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