Representatives from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County commissioners will speak at a public forum Sunday designed to explore how housing policies shape school equity.
The forum is hosted by OneMeck, a group that promotes diversity and equity in CMS. It comes as the school board is reviewing student assignment policies, hoping to use magnets and boundaries to break up concentrations of poverty and improve academic options for all families.
Speakers include commissioners’ Chair Trevor Fuller, school board Vice Chair Elyse Dashew and Charlotte City Council member LaWana Mayfield. Others will talk about educational equity and gentrification, with a goal of highlighting ways the government bodies can work together and citizens can promote equity, said OneMeck co-chair Justin Perry.
The session is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Common Market, 1515 S. Tryon St.