Parents get fired up when CMS redraws boundaries

by: Jason Stoogenke Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Parents get fired up when CMS redraws boundaries.

So the superintendent is working on some long-term solutions to take some of the emotion out of it.

Heath Morrison wants to come up with a clear, easy-to-follow system, for drawing boundaries so parents know what to expect.

He said, "We need to have a thoughtful way to invite our community to give us input, so it's not necessarily the people who show up at the board meeting that are the ones we listen to, but that we listen to everyone that are going to be impacted by these decisions."

He didn't give a timeframe, but two south Charlotte parents WSOC spoke with think he will. Cory Mondshane said, "I do think that he will make those tough decisions. I do. I do." Melody Amendola added, "I agree. Yes, I do. I agree."

Morrison says his staff is going through certain requests now, ones he'll present to school board next month. But the real issue will be down the road, especially when new schools open and CMS has to draw new lines.