Planning Services
Planning Services

CMS is working on a Student-Centered Plan for Programs, Boundaries and Facilities and would like your input! Over the next two months, 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. A survey instrument will also be released. 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 vote.

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Community Engagement Sessions for the 2024-2025 Relief High School:

Fall 2024 openings:

  •  Ardrey Kell, Myers Park, and South Meck Relief High School 
  • Community Session #1 – March 1, 5:30pm
  • Community Session #2 – April 7, 6:15pm

The Planning Department is working closely with a work group Relief High School Member List of individuals representing each of the elementary, middle, and high schools potentially impacted in this decision to collect additional community input. The majority of this will be done in the Fall of 2022. Please stay tuned for additional information. A board decision is currently expected early 2023. 

Past Community Engagement Sessions for 2023-2024 Relief Elementary Schools:

On August 23, 2022, the Board of Education approved the boundaries for three relief elementary schools opening Fall 2023. Here are the approved scenarios. New boundaries - relief elementary schools 2023-24. Please view this document for Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ Elementary Reliefs Schools 2023-24.

View a short video about the new relief elementary schools: Relief Schools Video

Vea un breve video sobre las nuevas escuelas primarias: video de escuelas de alivio

Fall 2023 openings (engagement dates for 2022):

Updated maps for the 2022-2023 School Year 

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