Details released on CMS student assignment plan

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ controversial student assignment plan seems to have satisfied some parents, but not all.

On Thursday, the board's policy committee had a meeting to talk about a recently-released draft of the proposal. The plan calls for students to be assigned to what's referred to as a "designated home school" close to where they live.

Fox 46 asked CMS superintendent Ann Clark if that means kids won't be bused out of their neighborhood schools. She stopped short of saying that won't happen, but says the proposal sets up very specific plans.

Clark said, “I think this set of guiding principles provide clarity that there's going to be a home school within proximity, and then we go into great detail defining that proximity.”

Clark says offering more magnet and other programs in different geographic areas will also help accomplish another goal, which is to strike a balance with the number of kids in poverty at each school.

A public hearing on the student assignment plan is set for Wednesday, April 20, and then the school board could take a vote on April 26 to adopt the proposed guidelines.

Click here to see the draft of the proposal.

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