Follow along with us as speakers make their cases; board vote expected June 6
Appreciate all the coverage that the CLT Ledger has provided. Keep up the great work.
Yes, appreciate the live coverage, proud to be a CLBJ subscriber!
So excited to see the Ledger provide this kind of on-the-scene, continuously updated coverage. Bravo!
Thanks for doing this live blog.
Following along and appreciate your coverage!
Appreciate the blog. thank you. CMS needs to look at their own criteria for:
4 goals of SES, Neighborhoods, Feeder Patterns, and Home to School Distance.
No reason for Stone Creek Ranch, south of Ballantyne Commons and 90% EAST of Tom Short Road to move to Relief school on 521 and Endhaven when many communities are closer.
Look at how they are putting Challis farms to new high school when they are closer to south Mecklenburg! Money talks with this school board!
Closer than neighborhoods up rea. Look at the map they literally bypass Challis farms and then down again to included up rea. Challis is. Closer to south Mecklenburg than cherokee. Someone important lives there!
I am a CLBJ subscriber and a parent of three that is/were/are at Elizabeth Lane Elementary, and will be/are at South Charlotte Middle School - we hope.... I was also actively involved in the 2020 New Lansdowne Elementary School reassignment.... This reassignment (South County Relief) is a massive project, far larger than the 2020 issue.
Elizabeth Lane Elementary is being split in the latest draft - Draft #3 - with the eastern half being moved to Crestdale MS. We prefer Draft #2 over Draft #3 which keeps all of Elizabeth Lane Elementary at South Charlotte Middle School. Draft #3 splits ELE; half to SCMS and half moved to Crestdale MS.
We are (fortunately) still at South Charlotte MS in Draft #3, in Draft #3 Alexander Road is being used as a new dividing line for the most part. While I still question if adding even part of ELE and all its buses to the NC DOT's #1 Worst Corridor in NC - Pineville-Matthews Road (NC-51) between Sardis Road Monroe Road/John Street is not a great idea, and it splits ELE, it is going to be tough to make 100% of people happy and 0% of anybody involved not happy in any draft with a reassignment of this magnitude.
Just seems there are going to have to be trade-offs. At least the homes on the south/west side of Alexander Road have a closer distance to SCMS and a much faster commute because they get to avoid the NC DOT's #1 Worst Corridor.