The publicly elected five-member Board of Education is responsible for setting policy for the district. Each trustee term is for three years and trustees serve without pay.

The Board of Education conducts its business meetings in the conference room at Multicultural Academy located at 5550 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor MI. Meetings begin at 6:00 P.M. on the third Thursday of each month, with time for public comments. The public is invited.  The next Board meeting is scheduled for:

August 18, 2022. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.

If you are an individual with a disability, reasonable accommodations to attend and participate in meetings is available by contacting the Principals office at (734) 677-0732

President –
Dr. Samaha
Chief Administrative Officer
Samaha, Ph.D. – Educator
Program Director and Professor

Vice President
Richard DeBacker

Secretary – Hanna Shalabi

Open Position

Director / Parent    
Charlotte Henderson


Board Policy: Multicultural Academy Board Policy
Board Checkbook: Board Checkbook w/Invoices
Proof of Insurance: Multicultural Academy Proof of InsuranceMulticultural Academy Bus Insurance
Lease/Rental Agreement: Multicultural Academy Lease Agreement
Calendar: 2021-2022 Board Calendar
Wellness Plan: Multicultural Academy Wellness Policy
Freedom of Information Act Procedures, Guidelines and Written Public Summary

Reimbursable Expenses: Employee Reimbursements

Deed: The Academy does not have any applicable information to provide.

Multicultural Academy Service Contracts

Allstar Alarm
Stevens Disposal & Recycling
Metropolitan Educational Services Curriculum Crafter Austin Benefits Group Comcast

Boiler Safety: The Academy does not have any applicable information to provide.

Multicultural Academy Fire Safety Inspection
Fire Emergency & Lockdown Information
Multicultural Academy Crisis Plan
Multicultural Academy Anti-Bullying Plan

Multicultural Academy Organizational Meeting Minutes

Board Minutes

Chain of Command / How to Effectively communicate with School Officials

Parents are often discouraged when they attempt to communicate with central office administrators and school board members and are sent back to building-based officials in order to resolve a problem their child may be experiencing in school. To prevent that frustration, parents can become informed about the “chain of command,” or where to begin the communication sequence regarding their problem or concern.

Many parent and community questions are easily and completely answered by communication directly with the educator in charge of the class or program. Each situation should be first addressed at whatever level the initial action was taken with appeals moving on to the next level on the chain of command. The easiest way to communicate is via e-mail, and a phone call is the next preferable way. Contact information such as e-mail addresses and phone numbers can be found on the contact us page of this website. Please click here for the form of the Chain of Command.