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Office of Public School Academies

Pawley Hall, Room 420J
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4596
Fax: (248) 370-4239
psa@oakland.edu

Office of Public School Academies

Pawley Hall, Room 420J
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4596
Fax: (248) 370-4239
psa@oakland.edu

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PSA Resources

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Educator Resources

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Board Member Resources and Tools

Become a Board Member

  • PSA Board Member Application - accessible version coming soon
  • Conflict of Interest Form - accessible version coming soon

Professional Development

Templates

Additional Reading Materials (hardcopies available by contacting the PSA Office)

  • Carpenter, Brian L. (2018) Governing for Greatness. National Charter School Institute. Mount    Pleasant, MI.
  • Open Meetings Guide 12th Edition. Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB). 1001 Centennial Way, Suite 400, Lansing, MI  48917.
  • Robert, Henry M. and others. (2004) Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised. Public Affairs. Hachette Book Group. 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY. 10104.
  • Smoley, Jr., Eugene R. (1999) Effective School Boards. Jossey-Bass. A Wiley Company. 989 Market Street, San Francisco, CA.  94103-1741. 
  • Open Meetings Act Handbook
Additional Resources

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Authorizer
The Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers seek to advance public school choice and accountability by supporting high-quality oversight and serving as a unified voice for authorizers across Michigan. The association is governed by an eleven-member board of directors, consisting of eight public universities, one community college and two regional educational service agencies.

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NASCA) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to developing and maintaining high standards for charter school authorizing. Our members are some of the largest charter school authorizers in the country and oversee more than half of the nation’s 5,000 charter schools.

Advocacy
The Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA) endeavors to provide leadership to advance quality and promote choice in education through chartered public schools and their supporters, offering every Michigan child an opportunity to learn.

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is the leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement. Their goal is to increase the number of high-quality charter schools available to all families, particularly in disadvantaged communities that lack access to quality public schools. 

State/Federal
The Michigan Department of Education – Public School Academies Office provides quality support to charter public schools and their stakeholders through timely and accurate oversight and monitoring of charter public school grants, programs and related initiatives.

The U.S. Department of Education was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

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