The Annual Michigan Charter School Day usually brings hundreds of charter school supporters and participants to Lansing in May. Supporters rally together to celebrate the diversity, innovation, passion and success that Michigan’s charter schools offer students across the state. Also, during the event, informational meetings are held with various legislators and officials.
This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is going 100% virtual. The event will be held on May 13th and will begin with a live Facebook broadcast hosted by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies. The association president, Dan Quisenberry, will kick off the event with comments intended to celebrate the charter school movement.
The Michigan State Legislature approved Michigan’s charter school law in 1993. Charter schools are free, independently-operated public schools. Currently there are 300 charter schools in Michigan serving over 150,000 students. St. Clair County has three charter schools: East Shore Leadership Academy, Landmark Academy, and the St Clair County Intervention Academy which are all in the greater Port Huron Area.
Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn