Will Davidson IB Middle School be affected by changes likely in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ planned “comprehensive review” of magnet schools, busing, enrollments and facilities? “The answer is most likely yes,” says Davidson IB Principal Jo Karney. Parents and other citizens are invited to learn more and offer comments at a series of public forums beginning Monday at sites around the county.
Titled “The Case for Continuous Improvement: A Comprehensive Review of CMS,” the planned review will addresses district issues including magnet schools, transportation, boundaries, projected enrollments and use of facilities.
The school board launched the review at its June 8 meeting, and it’s expected to be completed by November. The board’s goal is to come up with changes for the 2011-2012 school year.
Forums will be held on the following dates and times:
June 21, Harding High (2001 Alleghany St.) at 6:30 p.m.
June 22, Government Center (600 E. Fourth St.) at 6 p.m.
June 24, South Mecklenburg High (8900 Park Road) at 6:30 p.m.
June 28, Hopewell High (11530 Beatties Ford Road) at 6:30 p.m.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board will also hold three workshops before July 4 to discuss the information collected from the public. For more information, visit the CMS Web page titled “Comprehensive Review.”
Davidson IB already is being impacted by budget cuts for the 2010-11 school year. The school has lost two teaching positions, and those teachers’ duties are being transferred to existing faculty. Meanwhile, busing cuts planned for next year are affecting families who live beyond a five-mile radius of the school. The school is in the midst of planning consolidated bus stops to serve those families.
June 14, 2010, “Davidson IB seeks input on consolidated bus stops.”