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 16-17 Updated 1-25-17

School Accountability Scorecard Training
Thursday February 2, 2017, 5 – 7 p.m.
U of M Detroit Center
3663 Woodward Ave. Ste. 150
Detroit, MI

The DPSCD Office of Charter Schools is pleased to present Charter School Boards with an opportunity to learn about their school’s Michigan School Accountability Scorecard. Dr. Jendayi Gardner, Deputy Director of DPSCD Charter Schools will be presenting on how to understand the various data points that are included in the Accountability Scorecard. This training will also help boards with identifying their school’s strengths and areas of concerns based on the Accountability Scorecard.

Dinner will be served. Parking will be validated if you park in the U of M lot.

 

Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) Training
Saturday January 28, 2017, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
U of M Detroit Center
3663 Woodward Ave. Ste. 150
Detroit, MI

In 2015, the Michigan State Police issued new guidelines regarding how charter schools process criminal background check results, which are required for school personnel and board members. Every academy has board-appointed Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) User, who must follow very specific procedures regarding the storage, review and communication of background check results.

Please join us for a training session regarding the processes that CHRI Authorized Users must follow, presented by Vanessa Gulley, Director of Operations at Provision Education Support Solutions. This training is open to school board members and other CHRI Authorized Users.  Cost: DPSCD-appointed board members or their CHRI representatives: FREE, All Others: $25

 

Network after Work
Thursday December 1, 2016, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
SavannahBlue Restaurant
1431 Times Square
Detroit, MI

Take a step back from the tough work of being a charter school board member and network with board members from other DPS-authorized charter schools as well as members of the greater charter schools community in Detroit. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Charter School Legal Update 2016

Thursday November 3, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
DPSCD Police Headquarters
8500 Cameron, Detroit, MI

Attorney Joe UrbanLegislation signed into law over the last several months will have sweeping implications for all public schools in Detroit. Please join us for dinner and a presentation on how the new laws will affect your school. Presented by Joseph Urban, attorney at Clark-Hill, PLC. This presentation is open to DPSCD charter school board members, school leaders and management company representatives.


 

New Board Member Training
Saturday October 22, 2016, 10 a.m. to 2 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.

Epicenter Training Flyer 2016

Epicenter New Users Training
Thursday August 11, 2016, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
DPS Police Headquarters 8500 Cameron
Detroit, MI

Epicenter training is typically offered in the form of a webinar, so this will be a unique opportunity to get face-to-face training from the Epicenter team.  Epicenter Expert Stephanie McKean will be in town to show you how to use the system, answer your questions and to explain some of the tricks and features. Academic Data Expert Elaine Themm, who handles the academic data, will also be on hand to teach you how to use Performance Center, which houses your school’s academic data.

Epicenter Experienced Users Training
Thursday August 11, 2016, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
DPS Police Headquarters 8500 Cameron
Detroit, MI

The DPSCD Office of Charter Schools is pleased to present you with an opportunity to dig deeper into the Epicenter compliance system. Epicenter Expert Stephanie McKean will be in town to answer all your questions and to explain some of the new tricks and features.  Academic Data Expert Elaine Themm, who handles the academic data, will also be on hand to answer your questions about Performance Center, uploading MAP data and MSDS information. This meeting is for experienced Epicenter users.

An Evening at Camp Burt Shurly
Thursday August 4, 2016, 5-7:30 p.m.
15100 Goodband Road
Gregory, MI

Detroit Public Schools Community District invites you to spend an evening at the 240-acre jewel known as Camp Burt Shurly.  Come take a tour and learn about the amazing outdoor learning experiences that have enriched the lives of Detroit children for decades. This camp has been available to children in DPSCD-authorized charter schools since 2015, and this event is a great way to see what the camp can offer students in your school.  Camp-style meal and refreshments provided.

New Board Member Training
Monday August 1, 2016, 5 p.m. to 7 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.

Strategic Planning
Saturday July 23, 2016, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Detroit Public Schools Police Headquarters
8500 Cameron, Detroit, MI 48211

Strategic planning is crucial to the success of any charter school. This training session, facilitated by Angela Irwin of AirWin Educational Services, will help boards think strategically about the schools they govern. During this interactive session, board members will learn how to put together a strategic plan and will come away with tools and templates to help them get started. Beyond the strategic plan, boards will also learn how to implement the plan and measure for success. At least 2 members from each board should attend.

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Board Governance Events Calenar 16-17 Updated 12/7/16

 

Note: RSVPs are required for all board training sessions

Board Membership and Development

Board Compliance

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Calendar of Meetings

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

8/8/2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy Board Meeting

8/9/2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2001 LaBelle St, Detroit MI, 48238, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

9/12/2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy Board Meeting

9/13/2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1000 Lynn Street, Detroit, MI, 48211, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy Board Meeting

9/17/2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48219, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

10/10/2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy Board Meeting

10/11/2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2001 LaBelle St, Detroit MI, 48238, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy Board Meeting

10/15/2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

11/7/2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy Board Meeting

11/8/2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1000 Lynn Street, Detroit, MI, 48211, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy Board Meeting

11/19/2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI, United States, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

12/12/2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy Board Meeting

12/13/2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1000 Lynn Street, Detroit, MI, 48211, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

1/9/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

New Paradigm Glazer-Loving Academy Board Meeting

1/10/2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1000 Lynn Street, Detroit, MI, 48211, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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