CMS extending office hours

With the start of classes approaching, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools today is extending its office hours to ease the transition for parents and students.

CMS has been on a summer schedule since mid-June, with schools open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and district offices open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Now, for a five-week period ending Sept. 8, central offices will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and all schools will resume the schedules they keep when classes are in session. Individual school hours can be found by checking school bell schedules at Schools will open 30 minutes before the opening bell, and most will close at 4 p.m.

Classes resume Aug. 25 for CMS students. For details, call the parent information hotline at 980-343-6192 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.