Families still sorting out attendance options for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools now have two more days to file for seats in magnet programs and other opt-in schools.
Monday was the original deadline for the 2016-17 options lottery, but a winter storm knocked out power and closed schools in what would have been the final days, potentially keeping families from completing the online application. The deadline is now 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Those who miss this deadline can enter a second lottery for remaining seats, but the most popular magnets fill during the first round. Details: www.cms.k12.nc.us (click the lottery item under Recent News), 980-343-5030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.