• CMS officials to discuss effectiveness of new suspension guidelines

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials will examine how new suspension guidelines are working during a meeting Tuesday night.

    Under the latest guidelines, the school superintendent must sign off on suspensions for students ages 4 to 8 years old.

    [PAST COVERAGE: CMS suspends more students than any other district in NC, report says]

    The most recent suspension report shows that suspensions were down for students in kindergarten through second grade, but there was a significant racial disparity.

    African-American boys represented the majority of students being suspended at 55 percent.

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