Charter School Board Leadership Program

The Time is Now to Make a Difference in Education

The Charter School Board Leadership Program aims to connect business leaders who have the right mix of skills and a desire to help Detroit’s students succeed academically, with open seats on public charter school boards.

Public School Academies, often referred to as “charter schools,” and independent school boards are often made up of dedicated business, civic, and community leaders. However, many board members have not been trained or are not equipped to provide the necessary support the school requires. Given the complexity of the K-12 education environment, this lack of preparation can hinder the success of quality board members.

In addition to providing ongoing training and leadership for potential board members, the Charter School Board Leadership Program is designed to create a pipeline for those who are prepared to fill the vacancies that can occur on public charter school boards. Learn more about the orientation sessions and upcoming dates.

The Detroit Regional Chamber partnered with Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, and Oakland University, the largest public charter school authorizing bodies in the state, on this program.


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