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 Governance Events Calendar 17-18

Annual Boards of Directors Conference
Saturday April 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Greater Grace Temple
23500 West Seven Mile Road
Detroit, MI

All board members are invited to participate in a day of learning and exchange of ideas. Multiple breakout sessions will provide training to both new and experienced board members.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Marzano Essentials Training – Teach to Reach for Deepening Core Instruction
Wednesday December 20, 2017, 9:00a.m.-3:00 p.m.
University of Michigan Detroit Center, South Studio Room
3663 Woodward
Detroit, MI

This workshop will explore the understanding of Deepening Core Instruction Strategies by focusing on the implementation within classrooms. Participants will reflect on deepening instruction and related student evidence to uncover students that may need adaptations. The workshop will also help participants to have a clear understanding of what Rigorous and Student-Centered classrooms look like within a school.

Presenter: Peggy Voigt, Learning Sciences International (LSI) Consultant

Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Affect Change
Wednesday November 29, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cass Technical High School – Media Center
2501 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI

This workshop will explore the connection between personal and institutional mindsets and academic achievement gaps.  The issue of inequality in student learning outcomes has been studied and debated for many years, but this workshop will seek to establish that the primary culprit in the fight to overcome the achievement gap is our thinking.

Presenter: Dr. Anthony Muhammad, New Frontier 21, LLC

Note: Dr. Anthony Muhammad’s book, Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change, will be available for purchase at the event.  Book signing: 2-2:30 p.m.

Network After Work
Thursday November 16, 2017, 5-7:00 p.m.
Traffic Jam & Snug
511 W. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI

Take a step back from the tough work of being a charter school board member and network with board members from other DPSCD-authorized charter schools as well as members of the greater charter schools community in Detroit.

Mandatory New Board Member Training
Saturday July 22, 2017, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
DPSCD Police Headquarters
8500 Cameron, Detroit, MI

Learn the basics of charter school board governance, including the roles and responsibilities of a charter school board member, overseeing the management company and requirements of the Open Meetings Act. This training is a must for all of our recently appointed board members, especially if you have not attended any DPSCD provided trainings to date.

 

 

 

Resources

Board Governance Events Calendar 17-18

 

Note: RSVPs are required for all board training sessions

Board Membership and Development

Board Compliance

Resources

Calendar of Meetings

MacDowell Preparatory Academy Board Meeting

1/17/2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
4201 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48221, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

1/17/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 West Canfield Street, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Capstone Academy Board Meeting

1/18/2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1333 Brewery Park Boulevard, Suite 140, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy Board Meeting

1/21/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Board Meeting

1/21/2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
16847 Appoline St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

1/23/2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

Michigan Educational Choice Center Board Meeting

2/1/2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
13700 Bringard Drive, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy Board Meeting

2/9/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

2/13/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy Board Meeting

2/14/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1000 Lynn Street, Detroit, MI, 48211, Detroit, MI

Timbuktu Academy Board Meeting

2/14/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10800 E Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

Capstone Academy Board Meeting

2/15/2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1333 Brewery Park Boulevard, Suite 140, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Hamilton Academy Board Meeting

2/20/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
14223 Southampton St, Detroit, MI 48213, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

2/20/2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

Rutherford Winans Academy Board Meeting

2/21/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
16411 Curtis St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

MacDowell Preparatory Academy Board Meeting

2/21/2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
4201 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48221, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

2/21/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 West Canfield Street, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy Board Meeting

2/25/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Michigan Educational Choice Center Board Meeting

3/1/2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
23901 Fenkell Street, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy Board Meeting

3/9/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

3/13/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy Board Meeting

3/14/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1000 Lynn Street, Detroit, MI, 48211, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy Board Meeting

3/18/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Hamilton Academy Board Meeting

3/20/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
14223 Southampton St, Detroit, MI 48213, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

3/20/2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

Timbuktu Academy Board Meeting

3/21/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10800 E Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

3/21/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 West Canfield Street, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

MacDowell Preparatory Academy Board Meeting

3/21/2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4201 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48221, USA, Detroit, MI

Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Board Meeting

3/25/2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
16847 Appoline St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Capstone Academy Board Meeting

3/29/2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1333 Brewery Park Boulevard, Suite 140, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Michigan Educational Choice Center Board Meeting

4/1/2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
13120 Wildemere Street, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

4/10/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy Board Meeting

4/11/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2001 LaBelle St, Detroit MI, 48238, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy Board Meeting

4/13/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy Board Meeting

4/15/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Hamilton Academy Board Meeting

4/17/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
14223 Southampton St, Detroit, MI 48213, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

4/17/2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

Rutherford Winans Academy Board Meeting

4/18/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
16411 Curtis St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

4/18/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 West Canfield Street, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

MacDowell Preparatory Academy Board Meeting

4/18/2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4201 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48221, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

4/24/2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

Capstone Academy Board Meeting

4/26/2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1333 Brewery Park Boulevard, Suite 140, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Michigan Educational Choice Center Board Meeting

5/3/2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
13700 Bringard Drive, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

5/8/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy Board Meeting

5/9/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1000 Lynn Street, Detroit, MI, 48211, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy Board Meeting

5/11/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Hamilton Academy Board Meeting

5/15/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
14223 Southampton St, Detroit, MI 48213, USA, Detroit, MI

Timbuktu Academy Board Meeting

5/16/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10800 E Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

MacDowell Preparatory Academy Board Meeting

5/16/2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4201 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48221, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

5/16/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 West Canfield Street, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy Board Meeting

5/20/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

5/22/2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Board Meeting

5/23/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
16847 Appoline St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Capstone Academy Board Meeting

5/31/2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1333 Brewery Park Boulevard, Suite 140, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Michigan Educational Choice Center Board Meeting

6/7/2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
23901 Fenkell Street, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy Board Meeting

6/8/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Annual Organizational Meeting

6/12/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy Annual Organizational Meeting and Budget Hearing

6/13/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2001 LaBelle St, Detroit MI, 48238, Detroit, MI

Hamilton Academy Board Meeting

6/19/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
14223 Southampton St, Detroit, MI 48213, USA, Detroit, MI

Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Board Meeting

6/20/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
16847 Appoline St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting - Annual Organizational Meeting

6/20/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 West Canfield Street, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

MacDowell Preparatory Academy Board Meeting

6/20/2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4201 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48221, USA, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy Board Meeting

6/24/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

6/26/2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

Timbuktu Academy Board Meeting

6/27/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10800 E Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

Rutherford Winans Academy Board Meeting - Budget Hearing

6/27/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
16411 Curtis St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Capstone Academy Board Meeting - Budget Hearing

6/28/2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1333 Brewery Park Boulevard, Suite 140, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

MacDowell Preparatory Academy Board Meeting

7/18/2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4201 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48221, USA, Detroit, MI

MacDowell Preparatory Academy Board Meeting

8/15/2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4201 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48221, USA, Detroit, MI