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Let CMS hear your voice

The school assignment online survey opens on Friday, Jan. 29, and closes Feb. 22, 2016.
The school assignment online survey opens on Friday, Jan. 29, and closes Feb. 22, 2016. Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education is seeking input from parents, CMS employees and other Mecklenburg County residents to help inform how students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) are assigned to schools. The online survey opens on Friday, Jan. 29, and closes Feb. 22, 2016. Survey results will be used to inform any changes to the district’s student assignment plan, which would take effect in the 2017-2018 school year.

The CMS Student Assignment Survey is designed to gain valuable feedback on what’s important to community members when considering their child’s education or public education overall.

“We want anyone interested in the success of our public schools to participate in the survey, whether they have children in CMS or not,” said Mary McCray, chairperson of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. “The success of our public schools impacts all of us. We want to develop a thoughtful student assignment plan that reflects input from people across all areas of our county.”

The survey is part of the Board of Education’s comprehensive student assignment review process, which started in February 2015 and is expected to continue throughout the year.

“Maximizing academic achievement by every student in every school is our core mission,” McCray added. “The student assignment process is our opportunity to rethink how CMS students are assigned to schools and how we can provide families with greater choices to satisfy the unique interests and aspirations of all students.”

The online survey can be taken on any computer or mobile device. Simply go to the CMS website at http://www.cms.k12.nc.usand click on the Student Assignment Survey link at the top of the homepage. The online survey can be taken in English or Spanish. Paper copies of the survey will also be available at every CMS school front office and the Smith Family Center. Individual paper copies in other languages will be made available upon request.

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