Planning Services

  • CMS is working on a Student-Centered Plan for Programs, Boundaries and Facilities and would like your input!

    The Comprehensive Planning Team will conduct a series of in-person and online sessions. There are nine specific topics to be covered, but general feedback is encouraged and all are welcome, including parents, CMS employees, and others interested in engaging in their local public school system. In addition, the team is prepared to meet with established community and school groups upon request. 

    As part of the comprehensive review, CMS staff, students, families, and other community members are encouraged to provide feedback in this survey: Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management by December 9, 2022. The survey is in English and Spanish.

    For more information and the schedule of events, please visit Comprehensive Review Information. Questions and comments may be directed to

    Planning Services is responsible for school attendance boundaries for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). Each student is assigned a home school based on their residential address. As the student population in Mecklenburg County increases, CMS must periodically update school boundaries to accommodate growth and new school construction.

    When CMS considers school boundary changes, a series of workshops with parents and community residents are held to gather input on proposed boundary options for the future school year. During these meetings, CMS staff provides information about boundary options and collects feedback from workshop participants. Feedback from the community is valuable to the boundary process.

    The boundary process includes public meetings, presentations to the CMS Board of Education, public hearings, and Board of Education votes.

    On August 23, 2022, the Board of Education approved the boundaries for three relief elementary schools opening in Fall 2023. Here are the approved scenarios.

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