Wayne RESA Chartered PSAs
Wayne RESA authorizes two public school academies that are unique in mission and focus and are committed to offering high quality, diverse educational alternatives to meet the needs of the students they serve. The Office of Public School Academies is responsible for oversight of the two schools authorized by Wayne RESA. Oversight includes two primary functions:
- To ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws that apply to PSAs
- To support and guide PSAs towards sound educational, operational and governance practices
A PSA is a public institution, eligible to receive public funds once authorized by an authorizing body.
There are four institutional entities in Michigan that may authorize a charter:
- Any one of the 15 state universities
- All community colleges
- All educational service agencies or intermediate school districts and
- All local school districts
- Any individual or group may apply to these institutions to operate a PSA.
For further information on Michigan's Public School Academy, please visit Michigan's Charter Public Schools page.
Wayne RESA is currently not actively seeking new charter schools. At such time the Wayne RESA Board makes a decision to openly solicit new charter applications, a charter school proposal must demonstrate that the proposed school will fill an educational need that is innovative, unique or fitting a specialized market niche that is not otherwise available through existing schools. For more information, please review the Criteria for Approval of a New Public School Academy Authorization, which was adopted by the Wayne RESA Board of Education on December 16, 2009.