New group to help CMS analyze district violence, discipline

by: Paige Hansen Updated:


CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District will receive a new report about the violence and discipline problems inside area schools.

Eyewitness News reporter Paige Hansen learned from school leaders that how the data is analyzed and who looks through the numbers is new.

The board will hear about a report on district discipline data, which is required by the state.

Districts must report the number of weapon, drug and assault incidents that happen on school grounds. They must also report behavior issues.

This year the district asked the Council for Children’s Rights to analyze that information and tell them what the data means.

“The behavior of our students is affected by a variety of issues, some of which are specific to our schools, many of which our students bring with them,” said Eric Davis, a CMS Board Member.

Tuesday night will be an opportunity for the board and district leaders to weigh in on the issue, ask questions and figure out what kind of training and support should be provided.