STEELE CREEK NEWS
Schools are Targets for Assistance
2010) The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board is discussing sweeping
changes for numerous schools throughout the county, but the Olympic
Community of Schools are the only schools Steele Creek being
While some schools are slated for closing, revisions to attendance
areas, or other significant changes, "the small schools at Garinger
and Olympic are on the "targeted assistance" list, which means they
may get academic reform and other support but no closing or major
change" according to Ann Doss Helms of the Charlotte Observer. (CMS
proposes sweeping changes for magnets, neighborhood schools)
It appears that the Olympic is among schools selected to receive
targeted assistance to schools with perception issues. "Targeted
assistance will be provided to schools with neighborhoods within
their attendance area that consistently choose placement in schools
other than the home school." according to the report presented to
the School Board on September 28:
Continuous Improvement: A Comprehensive Review of CMS.
Assistance could include PTA/PTSA/PTO partnerships, neighborhood
partnerships, community outreach, and Communications Department.
The local news media continue to focus on school closings and other
changes that will result in reassignments. What assistance will be
given to Olympic is still unclear.
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