Putting Students First: Ensuring Facilities are Conducive to Learning
While all charter public schools must undergo local and state health and safety inspections, CMU requires additional reviews to make certain that all settings are conducive to learning. A charter public school’s learning environment includes both the interior and exterior of its facility. A proactive approach has been established to set standards that assure students are learning in safe and healthy environments.
The Center for Charter Schools conducts a site and facilities review of schools authorized by CMU. At the sites, staff from the Center review the condition of both the interior and exterior of the charter public school. The Site and Facility Review Checklist is used to conduct the inspection and provided in the resources below.
MI HEARTSafe Emergency Response Plan and Drills
Emergency Operations Plan
Public Act 436 of 2018 (MCL 380.1308b) required that by January 1, 2020, all schools (traditional, ISD or PSAs) develop an emergency operations plan (EOP) for each school building with input from the public. In addition, the state law included a biennial review of the EOP to be completed in partnership with at least one law enforcement agency.
Michigan State Police Office of School Safety
Schools, students, educators, and community members are encouraged to report any instances of threats, bullying, or harmful behavior to Michigan’s OK2SAY hotlines. Anyone can report tips confidentially on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. OK2SAY is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729); texting OK2SAY (652729); or emailing OK2SAY@mi.gov. Specially trained technicians receive the tips and filter the information to the appropriate agency to provide a timely and effective response. For more information, go to: www.michigan.gov/ok2say.
If you need additional assistance, contact the Center at (989) 774-2100.