• Officials look into year-round classes for some schools

    By: Alan Cavanna


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Officials are looking into year-round classes for some west side schools.

    The leaders of Project L.I.F.T. are asking parents for their opinions on the issue.

    Project L.I.F.T. is a $55 million effort to improve graduation rates on the west side.

    One year-round proposal has students starting in late July, and getting a five-week break in the summer.

    "Kids who are traditionally behind in academics, it's an even greater benefit, particularly in reading," Denise Watts said, zone superintendent for the nine west side schools.

    Watts said there are three more meetings for parents this month.

    She will submit a final proposal to the school board in December.

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