The commissioners also moved Policy 406 ahead for review, despite fierce opposition from charters.
The School Reform Commission is due to consider the policy Thursday. Several dozen charter advocates rallied outside District headquarters to protest, citing overreach and a lack of collaboration.
As Philadelphia prepares for its new school board, charter leaders are angling for independence from the District and pushing for friendly board members.
The main concerns discussed were inequity, transparency, and resources.
Members elected officers and heard presentations on ethics and legal requirements of the selection process. Activists are raising concerns about transparency.
Part of the first meeting, on Friday morning, is open to the public.