Board of directors and the Executive Committee of the New Education Achievement Authority will hold organizational and initial meetings

Groups to oversee improvements in needy Michigan schools

by Geoff Larcom, Published August 11, 2011

The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the new Education Achievement Authority will hold their organizational and initial meetings this Thursday, August 11, 2011, Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts announced today.

The Board meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the Executive Committee at 2:15 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public and will also be live streamed from the Wayne State University Macgregor Conference Center, 495 West Ferry Mall in Detroit.

"Setting a meeting and receiving the commitment of these 11 members just a week after the appointments by Governor Snyder is indicative of the urgency  by which we'll face the tasks and challenges before us," Roberts said. "This group represents some of the best minds this state has to offer coming together to envision a different path for schools that need support and greater autonomy. I earnestly look forward to this Board addressing the key policy questions as we begin to work to build a new system of schools for children and families. We will get right to work at the first meeting to provide organizational structure for our work moving forward."

Eastern Michigan is the Michigan public university participating in the effort. Regents Michael Morris and James Stapleton are members of the board.

The agenda includes approvals of bylaws and an ethics policy, meeting schedule and opportunities for public comment. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in the meeting should contact the Detroit Public Schools Office of the Emergency Manager at (313) 870-3772 to request assistance.

A live broadcast of the meeting will be accessible via and minutes and other resources regularly posted on this site.



Geoff Larcom


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