Community Use of Schools

​Statement of Purpose

The primary purpose or function of public school facilities is to provide quality educational environments conducive to the learning of the students they serve. It is the policy of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education to encourage the use of school buildings and grounds by the community for educational, recreational, civic and cultural activities to the extent possible under public school laws and regulations. Accordingly, community use of school buildings and grounds for educational, recreational, civic and cultural activities shall be permitted so long as such use does not conflict with the use of public school buildings and grounds for public school purposes and activities, with state and federal laws, with local ordinances or with the proper care and maintenance of school facilities and grounds.


OUR LATEST UPDATE... 8/12/2021

Beginning August 25, 2021, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) will allow Community Use of Schools partners to begin use of our indoor facilities through Community Use of Schools. We will also allow use of our parking lots and continue allowing use of our fields. 

In an effort to ensure community activities do not conflict with scheduled school events, principals will have final approval authority. Community Use of Schools partners who wish to use CMS facilities may submit an application via the Community Use of Schools office. 

Please Note:  Face coverings are required on CMS property at all times.  We ask that you continue to follow all CDC guidelines, executive orders from Governor Roy Cooper, and directives from the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department when conducting events at CMS school facilities.


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Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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