Central Michigan University is Michigan's largest, and one of the nation's largest university authorizers. It was the first authorizer to issue a charter contract under Michigan's charter school law, which took effect in 1993.
As an authorizer, CMU is charged with issuing charter contracts. It has created The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools to monitor the actions of charter public schools' boards of directors and their compliance with the contract and all applicable laws; serve as the fiscal agent to receive school aid payments; and forward those payments to the schools.
The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools works to inform and educate before it enforces and oversees. By employing a team of passionate professionals with experience in governance, academics, school operations and finance, The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools provides the assistance that its schools need to help kids flourish.