Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Central Michigan University. Charter Schools Office collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Central Michigan University. Charter Schools Office collection,
Creator: Central Michigan University. Charter Schools Office.
Inclusive dates: 1994-2004
Extent: .5 cubic feet (in 1 box)
Abstract:
The collection includes contracts, proposed resolutions, and brochures.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc#54519, 69986

Access Restrictions:

Central Michigan University. Charter Schools Office collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Central Michigan University. Charter Schools Office collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and then chronological.


History

Organizational History:

Legislation allowing charter schools, called public school academies (PSAs), was first enacted in Michigan in 1993. Part 6A was then appealed. A subsequent PSA law (Part 6B) was enacted and amended. In July 1997, the Michigan Supreme Court found Part 6A to be constitutional, thus negating Part 6B.

Established in July 1994, Central Michigan University’s (CMU’s) Charter Schools Office (CSO) was initially a Special Assistant to the President position. In 1995, the position became an office, which has rapidly expanded in size and scope ever since. Through the CSO, CMU’s Board of Trustees is the authorizing body for nearly 50 of the PSAs in Michigan. CMU hopes to create and restructure public education to be more effective and diverse by its support and regulation of PSAs.

CMU also established the Michigan Resource Center for Charter Schools (MRCCS) in January 1996. It serves as a resource for and to provide technical assistance to prospective authorizing bodies, the Department of Education, and individuals wishing to establish and operate a PSA.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes contracts between CMU and various charter schools, and other related materials, 1994-1995. Organizational materials are copies from CMU CSO-related websites, 2000.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Central Michigan University. Charter Schools Office.
    • Central Michigan University. Michigan Resource Center for Charter Schools.
    • Charter schools--Michigan.
    • Education--Michigan--History.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Central Michigan University. Charter Schools Office collection. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Organizational History, 2000
    Box   1 F   2
    Brochures, 1995-
    Box   1 F   3
    (A) Commitment to Student Achievement, 2000/2001-2002
    Box   1 F   4
    Contracts, (Casa Maria Academy), 1994
    Box   1 F   5
    Contracts, (Michigan Early Elementary Center, Inc.), 1994
    Box   1 F   6
    Contracts, (New Branches, 2 folders), 1994
    Box   1 F   7
    Contracts, (Northlane Math and Science Academy), 1994
    Box   1 F   8
    Contracts, (Saginaw Chippewa Academy), 1994
    Box   1 F   9
    Initiative, Michigan’s Charter School, 1996
    Box   1 F   10
    Proposed Resolutions, 1994