Education

CMS to hold meetings on attendance zones

Meetings start this month to discuss possible boundaries for five Charlotte-Mecklenburg elementary schools and two middle schools slated to open in August 2009.

Attendance zones for six existing middle schools and 11 elementaries, all ringing the edges of Mecklenburg County, could change to accommodate the new schools.

District staff will present proposals and hear from parents and other interested people at the meetings, which run Sept. 25 to Oct. 6.

The school board is scheduled to vote on boundaries in November.

The new schools are:



Belmeade middle in west Mecklenburg County. Zones for Coulwood, Wilson, Kennedy and Sedgefield middle schools could be affected. Meetings are Sept. 29 and Oct. 2.



Ridge Road middle in northeast Charlotte. Zones for Alexander and Martin middle schools could be affected. Meetings are Sept. 25 and Oct. 6.



Salome Church Road elementary in northeast Charlotte. Zones for Newell, Hidden Valley and University Meadows elementaries could be affected. Meetings are Sept. 25 and Oct. 6.



Mount Holly/Huntersville Road elementary in northwest Mecklenburg. Boundaries for Mountain Island and Paw Creek elementaries could be affected. Meetings are Sept. 29 and Oct. 2.



Youngblood/Steele Creek Road elementary and York Road/Red Fez Club Road elementary, both in southwest Mecklenburg. Boundaries for Lake Wylie and Winget Park elementaries could be affected. Meetings are Sept. 30 and Oct. 2.



Dixie River Road elementary in west Mecklenburg. Boundaries for Berryhill, Nations Ford, Pinewood and Steele Creek elementaries could be affected. Meetings are Sept. 30 and Oct. 2.

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