Associate Membership: Pre-Operational School
Associate (non-voting) School Membership is open to Minnesota schools with an approved charter that have not yet opened.
By joining as a MACS Associate – Pre-Operational School Member, you become an active part of a professional Association committed to promoting innovation, quality, choice and accountability in public education by promoting charter schools in Minnesota. MACS addresses these goals through advocacy, information, resources and support.
THE VALUE OF MEMBERSHIP:
Testimonials from pre-operational schools on the value and benefits of membership –
“When we’re looking for answers – whether it’s facilities, recruiting staff, marketing our school, or basic charter school questions, MACS provides the support we need.”
“As a new school, we appreciate the opportunities to network with other charter school leaders at MACS’ organized directors meetings, policy forums, conferences and more.”
“MACS already has numerous tools and templates available so we don’t have to re-invent the wheel on everything. We then have more time to devote to ensuring the successful opening of our school.”
To learn more about the benefits of MACS associate membership, check out the benefits information sheet, member information videos, and member expectations, as well as our Code of Ethics, below.
HOW TO JOIN MACS TODAY:
To join as a pre-operational school member, you will need to fill out and return the following to our office:
- An Associate Member - Pre-Operational School Application form (download below), and
- A check for the appropriate dues amount
Pre-Operational School Membership Dues (2013-2014):
Given that school approval and funds disbursement comes at different times during the year depending on when a school is approved, there are four quarterly joining periods. The dues for a school that joins during the period of:
- July – September (the year before the school is set to open) = $2500
- October – December (the year before the school is set to open) = $1875
- January – March (the year in which the school is set to open) = $1250
- April – June (the year in which the school is set to open) = $625
For Further Information on Pre-Operational School Membership:
Contact our office at 651.789.3090.