EMU Board of Regents to decide whether to authorize 3 new charter schools
The Charter Schools Office at Eastern Michigan University is seeking the approval of three new charter schools that would be established in southeast Michigan if approved, according to a university official.
Geoff Larcom, executive director of media relations for EMU, confirmed the regents will vote on the item at its 9 a.m. Tuesday meeting in 201 Welch Hall on campus.
Twenty-one phase one applications were received in March 2012, which were then narrowed down to 10 applicants to participate in the phase two application process. Of those 10, three will be recommended to the board Tuesday.
In addition to being located in southeast Michigan, the proposed new charter schools will serve at-risk and underserved populations and will either be K-5 or K-8 schools.
The EMU Charter Schools Office was established in 1995 and oversees eight public school academies located in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw and Genesee counties. Only one, Ann Arbor Learning Community, is located in Washtenaw County.