Where will Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students go to school and how will they get there? This week brings another round of short-term decisions and long-term planning about student assignment and transportation.
Tuesday: Full board
The agenda: Includes a vote on changes to magnet busing for 2016-17, as well as a handful of changes to magnets and academic programs. The board is also scheduled to approve a final budget for the current financial year, revise General Counsel George Battle’s contract and continue talks about a formula for allotting teachers to high-need schools.
When and where: 6 p.m. Tuesday, meeting chamber of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St.
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Public comments: The board will hear three-minute comments on any topic. Call 980-343-5139 by noon Tuesday to sign up, or do so on-site before the meeting starts.
Watch from home: The meeting airs live on CMS-TV Cable 3 and is streamed online.
Thursday: Policy panel
The agenda: The board’s policy committee will continue its review of guiding principles for student assignment changes. At its October meeting the panel started reviewing three possible approaches: a mix of magnet and neighborhood schools with a magnet lottery designed to increase diversity, a system of choice zones, or neighborhood schools with boundaries drawn to keep school poverty levels close to the district average.
When and where: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Room 528 of the Government Center.
Public participation: The meeting is open to the public, but no comments are taken.
Watch from home: Committee meetings don’t air live, but video is posted on the board’s website, usually by the next day.
For Tuesday’s agenda, links to video streaming, instructions on signing up to speak and contact information for board members: www.cms.k12.nc.us/boe/Pages/SchoolBoardMeetings.aspx