Coming Tuesday: Another CMS student assignment update

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board will get an update on its review of student assignment and magnet schools Tuesday, after staff spent the past two weeks talking with people around the county.

Staff will report on efforts to define socioeconomic status, which the district plans to use to revise the student assignment lottery and/or magnet busing options to increase diversity. Plans call for the board to see a draft of policy changes in September, discuss the plans in October and vote in November, with changes taking effect for 2017-18.

Meanwhile, staff and consultants will start work soon on a second phase of the review, looking at possible changes to neighborhood schools and boundaries for 2018-19.

The report will be part of Tuesday’s board meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. It will be broadcast live online and on CMS-TV Cable 3. Find the agenda, the streaming link and other details at

Ann Doss Helms: 704-358-5033, @anndosshelms