Board of Education accepting Community Equity Committee applications

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education is accepting applications for its inaugural Community Equity Committee. The committee will be comprised of up to 42 members, including one board of education member and one CMS staff member. The remaining 40 spots will be selected by the board as follows:

  • Individual board members and the student adviser will each choose two appointments, which will make up 20 spots.
  • The remaining 20 spots will be appointed at the board’s Oct. 8 meeting from the applications received between now and Sept. 24.

Nominations can be made by groups or by an individual. The application is available at www.wearecms.com/apps/pages/equitycommittee. It can be submitted electronically or downloaded. Mailed forms must be postmarked on or before Sept. 24 to CMS Board Services, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street - Fifth Floor, Charlotte, N.C. 28202. Applicants may also hand deliver the form to the same location Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Charge of the Community Equity Committee

The CMS Board will convene a Community Equity Committee as a partner in dialogue regarding equity. Members of the Community Equity Committee will review and discuss CMS data and programs in order to monitor progress toward equity. Equity Committee members will represent members of parent, student, educational, faith, and community groups with the expectation that they will become both thought partners in, and community advocates for equity. The diverse nature of the group will provide staff with a sounding board for future initiatives.

The Equity Committee will meet regularly to review reports and monitor progress. Observations and recommendations based upon those discussions will be delivered to the Board.

For more information, click on the policies below.

Policy ADA – Equity

Policy ADAA – Community Equity Committee