CMS considers "hybrid" bus-stop plan geared towards diversity

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education is considering a hybrid plan that would change how students are picked up to attend magnet schools.

The board is looking at three options -- a common-neighborhood stop, consolidated stop and shuttle stop.

All of this is geared towards fixing what some call a diversity issue in certain schools. Since not all students have the transportation to magnet schools, increasing bus stops would allow more students to attend them.

Magnet schools offer a wider range of courses and tend to be more diverse.

A common-neighborhood stop would pick students up close to their home/neighborhood. A consolidated stop is a voluntary centralized stop and a shuttle stop is a centralized stop at a specific CMS school other than the magnet school .

The Board can vote on this plan at its first November meeting.