The nine-member Board of Education is the governing body of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, with five primary responsibilities:
The CMS Board of Education includes six district representatives and three at-large representatives. District and at-large representatives are elected every two years on a rotating schedule. All members serve four-year terms. For more information, visit the Board of Elections website.
The Board of Education holds regular monthly meetings, open to the public, on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, unless indicated otherwise on the meeting schedule. The Board may conduct an annual retreat session to establish priorities and plan its work for the upcoming year.
January 10 and 24, February 14 and 28, March 14 and 28, April 6* and 25, May 9 and 24**, June 6*** and 27, July 25, August 8 and 22, September 12 and 26, October 10 and 24, November 8****, December 12. (*The first Board meeting in April will occur on the first Thursday of the month due to the Spring Break schedule; **the second Board meeting in May will occur one day late due to the graduation schedule; *** the June 6 Board meeting is early due to the graduation schedule; the November Board meeting will be on the second Wednesday in November.)
New Board of Education members participate in a CMS orientation program.
All Board members participate in various North Carolina School Board Association training and conferences. In addition, they may choose to attend training and educational conferences offered by
National School Board Association,
Council of the Great City Schools and other organizations.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District website (WWW.CMS.K12.NC.US) is in the process of
being updated to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In the interim, any website accessibility concerns may be brought via the following, Email:
or Call: 980.343.0115.