NMU Board Extends Charter School Agreement


    Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has voted to reauthorize NMU’s charter with North Star Academy in Marquette.

    The contract is for two years, with a two-year extension if the academy continues making progress toward goals.

    University President Fritz Erickson says NMU could potentially partner with North Star to provide more career and technical education opportunities for the academy’s high school students.

    North Star is one of 10 public school academies chartered by NMU.

    The new contract goes into effect July 1st.

    The board also approved a motion to formally support the Marquette County Road Commission’s appeal of the EPA decision to deny approval for the building of County Road 595.

    Trustees cited concerns about student safety, given increased truck traffic through portions of campus.


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