Officials explain impact of DNC on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Updated: 08/17/2012 05:42 PM
By: Kate Gaier
CHARLOTTE — Police with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are going door to door to talk with parents about how the Democratic National Convention will impact them and their children.
Friday, officers spent much of the day talking to parents who's children attend school outside of the 277 loop. Officials explained how they will use a shuttle system to get to school. Detective Kenny Lynch is going door to door in Uptown Charlotte to speak with parents about the upcoming Democratic National Convention and its impact on students.
"We want to make sure we put a personal face to it, meet one on one,” said Detective Lynch.
Friday, Lynch spoke with parents who live within the 277 loop whose children go to schools outside the loop. Lynch explained to parents how their typical bus stop will change during the week of the convention.
CMS will have two shuttle stops, at First Ward Elementary and Erwin Academy. Students have a set pick up time, and then will go on to their school from there.
"I didn't know what was going on, didn't even know my children would be affected because they don't go to schools uptown," said parent Damitria Morris.
Damitria Morris has two children, each at a different school, with a different shuttle stop but at the exact same time. She said she appreciates the effort the school system is making now, but still has some concerns.
"The children are just getting back to school, we want them to learn as much as possible. We don't want them to feel unsafe because of all these changes," said Morris.
CMS police say they know the changes will be an inconvenience but hope that by telling parents now will give them enough time to prepare. The school system is handing out and posting online information for parents impacted by the DNC.
The changes are for Sept. 4-6.
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