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CMS lists public events, discussions

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has several opportunities for the public to get informed and have input as leaders shape the budget and a strategic plan. Here are the coming week’s events.

Town hall meetings

• Wednesday, Feb. 27: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Waddell Language Academy, 7030 Nations Ford Road.

• Monday, March 4: 6:30-8:30 p.m., North Mecklenburg High, 11201 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Superintendent Heath Morrison will present a budget overview, followed by a chance for participants to speak with members of 22 CMS advisory task forces. Details: www.cms.k12.nc.us/mediaroom/taskforce/Pages/TownHallMeetings.aspx

School board

• Tuesday, Feb. 26: Budget work session, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Room 267, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. Includes a report on results of the online budget survey.

Regular meeting, 6 p.m., same location. Agenda includes a vote on school safety improvements and a report on plans to revise teacher compensation to reward performance.

Both sessions are open to the public but do not include public comments. Details: www.cms.k12.nc.us/boe

Advisory groups

•  Monday, Feb. 25: Gifted students, 9-11 a.m.. Randolph Middle School, 4400 Water Oak Road.

•  Monday, Feb. 25: Limited English proficiency students, 2-3:30 p.m., Smith Family Center, 1600 Tyvola Road, Room C-6.

•  Monday, Feb. 25: Professional growth system, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Villa Heights, 800 Everett Place.

• Tuesday, Feb. 26: Higher education partnerships, 1:30-3 p.m., Northeastern University, 101 N. Tryon St.

•  Wednesday, Feb. 27: CMS Foundation, 8:30 a.m., Foundation for the Carolinas, 220 N. Tryon St., Roosevelt room.

Public may attend these meetings but not participate. Details: www.cms.k12.nc.us/mediaroom/taskforce

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