CMS Opening for Students on August 17, Two Weeks Earlier than Planned

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be reopening August 17 for the 2020-21 school year, earlier than originally planned. The Board of Education voted at a meeting Tuesday to confirm that start date.

Originally, the school calendar set August 31 as the first day of school for students. The North Carolina General Assembly had passed a law, however, requiring all public schools statewide to open on August 17 and end before Memorial Day in 2021. 

Because of the calendar changes for the coming school year, schools in the Charlotte area will be opening before the Republican National Convention, which has previously caused concern regarding traffic patterns. 

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