The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted to approve five goals that will help frame the development of a student assignment plan, which would take effect no sooner than the 2017-2018 school year. The goals are the Board's long term aspirations for student assignment in support of its vision and mission.
The approved goals are as follows:
Provide choice and promote equitable access to varied and viable programmatic options for all children; and
Maximize efficiency in the use of school facilities, transportation and other capital and operational resources to reduce overcrowding; and
Reduce the number of schools with high concentrations of poor and high needs children; and
Provide school assignment options to students assigned to schools that are not meeting performance standards established by the state; and
Preserve and expand schools and programs in which students are successfully achieving the Mission and Vision of the Board.
The board also concluded a student assignment survey on Feb. 22. Survey results, which reflect input from 27,240 community members, will also be used to inform the development of a student assignment plan. Survey results will be presented at an upcoming Board meeting.
Visit the 2017-2018 Student Assignment Review webpage regularly to stay informed about the latest updates, research, meetings and engagement sessions, decisions and other information. Simply go to www.cms.k12.nc.us and click on the tab in the Spotlight section (lower left section of the homepage).