The topic was controversial, the crowds huge and the discussion complex. With parents across the city doing a postmortem on Tuesday night's school board meeting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has posted video of the meeting online. (Oops -- due to technical problems with the archiving company CMS is using for its first-ever online viewing of meetings, these postings were delayed. The first segment went up around 3:30 p.m.; others will link up throughout the afternoon.)
The board spent more than three hours hearing presentations on options for shifting students from Myers Park to East Mecklenburg high schools, and for reducing crowding at Eastover Elementary using boundary changes and/or building swaps with nearby magnets.
Board members had plenty of comments and questions. They took no formal votes, but a majority agreed not to pursue a proposal that would have reassigned the Cotswold Elementary zone from Alexander Graham Middle and Myers Park to McClintock Middle and East Meck.
Administrators say they'll quickly launch community meetings to discuss the remaining proposals.
-- Ann Doss Helms