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 – Updated 6-19-18

Mandatory New Board Member Training – Cancelled
Saturday June 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
DPSCD Office of Charter Schools
3011 W. Grand Blvd., 9th Floor Fisher Bldg.
Detroit, MI

The Detroit Public Schools Community District Office of Charter Schools invites all new and aspiring charter school board members a New Board Member Training. This training is mandatory for anyone serving on a DPSCD charter school board who has not received training in charter school board governance. The training is also open to individuals who are interested in charter school board service but have not been appointed to a board.

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

Instructor:  Vanessa Gulley, Board Liaison, Office of Charter Schools

Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to this invitation or by calling the DPSCD Office of Charter Schools, (313) 873-7927.  Free, secure onsite parking is provided. Please enter the parking lot on the north end of the building (not the lot with the police vehicles.)

Exceptional Student Education (Special Education) Training
Saturday June 2, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
University of Michigan Detroit Center, South Studio Room
3663 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI

The DPSCD Office of Charter Schools is pleased to present Charter School Boards with a training on Exceptional Student Education (Special Education). The training will be provided by Global Psychological Services (GPS). This training will help Board Members understand the key indicators of a fully compliant and successful special education program.

The Boards will understand:
– Special Education Program Evaluation
– MARSE Programs and Services
– Management of Special Education Costs
– Special Education Reporting
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.  Validated parking is available

 

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.

Successful Board Assessment: Creating a Culture of Efficacy
Saturday February 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
DPSCD Police Headquarters
8500 Cameron, Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI

Assessment is a well understood concept in the academic arena. In order to reach achievement goals in learning, we often evaluate for proficiency and progress. Why would it be any different for your Board?

A Board self-assessment is able to provide your team with valuable information. Opportunity to look at the Board and its operations, reflection on the Boards’ individual and collective responsibilities, and application of best practices is necessary for efficacy. The best way to make the case for board improvement is to conduct periodic assessments to identify strengths and areas in need of improvement.

In this session, you will gain an understanding of the evaluation process. In addition, you will be provided with resources, able to assist in the planning and execution of assessments.

Light breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Free Parking.

 

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 – Updated 6-19-18

 

Note: RSVPs are required for all board training sessions

Board Membership and Development

Board Compliance

Resources

Calendar of Meetings

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

8/9/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy-Board Meeting

8/10/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

8/15/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, 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

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

8/28/2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

9/13/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy-Board Meeting

9/14/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy-Board Meeting

9/16/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
18977 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

9/19/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA, Detroit, MI

Martin Luther King Educational Center-Board Meeting

9/23/2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
16847 Appoline St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

9/25/2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

10/11/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy-Board Meeting

10/12/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

10/17/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy-Board Meeting

10/21/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
18977 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

10/23/2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

Martin Luther King Educational Center-Board Meeting

10/24/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
16847 Appoline St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

11/8/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy-Board Meeting

11/9/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy-Board Meeting

11/18/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
18977 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

11/21/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

11/27/2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

12/13/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy-Board Meeting

12/14/2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

12/18/2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

12/19/2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

1/10/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy-Board Meeting

1/11/2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Board Meeting

1/16/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA, Detroit, MI

Martin Luther King Educational Center-Board Meeting

1/20/2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
16847 Appoline St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

1/22/2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy-Board Meeting

1/27/2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
18977 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy-Board Meeting

2/8/2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

2/14/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

2/20/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy-Board Meeting

2/24/2019 10:00 am - 10:30 am
18977 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

2/26/2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy-Board Meeting

3/8/2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

3/14/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy-Board Meeting

3/17/2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
18977 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

3/20/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA, Detroit, MI

Martin Luther King Educational Center-Board Meeting

3/24/2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
16847 Appoline St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

3/26/2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting/Budget Hearing 2019-20

4/11/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy-Board Meeting

4/12/2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting/Budget Hearing 2019-20

4/17/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy-Board Meeting

4/21/2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
18977 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

4/23/2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Board Meeting

5/9/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

Pathways Academy-Board Meeting

5/10/2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Board Meeting

5/15/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy-Board Meeting

5/19/2019 10:00 am - 10:30 am
18977 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Martin Luther King Educational Center-Board Meeting

5/22/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
16847 Appoline St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

5/28/2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE White Academy Annual Organizational Meeting

6/13/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5161 Charles St, Detroit, MI 48212, USA, Detroit, MI

Pathwats Academy-Board Meeting

6/14/2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
11340 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214, USA, Detroit, MI

GEE Edmonson Academy Annual Organizational Meeting

6/19/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1300 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA, Detroit, MI

David Ellis Academy-Board Meeting

6/23/2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am
18977 Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI

Escuela Avancemos! Academy Board Meeting

6/25/2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
3811 Cicotte St, Detroit, MI 48210, USA, Detroit, MI

Martin Luther King Educational Center-Board Meeting

6/26/2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
16847 Appoline St, Detroit, MI 48235, USA, Detroit, MI