CMS Equity Reports

The staff and committee reports from 2003 to 2010. Original links to the CMS website that have been broken were 

The CMS Commitment statement refers to Diversity Initiatives with these words:

“Equity Committee – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (BOE) formed the Equity Committee in November 2002.  The board entrusted this appointed group of citizens from throughout the community with the responsibility of advising the BOE and CMS administration on equity issues within CMS.”

At its meeting Tuesday, July 27, 2010, CMS dropped the checklist approach to tracking equity that was built into the annual reports below. As reported by the Charlotte Observer, “The new policy allows the board to continue the Equity Committee, but does not require the existence of such a panel. Most members said they want to create a new citizen advisory panel with a better-defined mission.”

In the months that followed, the board has not reconstituted the Equity Committee. Its budget cuts have fallen heavily on many of the equity initiatives tracked by the Committee.

As of March 2011, the CMS Commitment cited above remains on the CMS website. But the board’s focus on placing resources where they are needed to help all children achieve their potential is over. The board’s focus on the issue lasted from 2002 to 2010. And the goal, of course, was never achieved.

Staff Reports

The CMS administrative staff has also issued reports detailing progress against a number of standards set by the school board. Beginning in 2009, there was a report, a separate summary, then then a large number of separate files containing data.

In the 2009 listing, the first link is to the file as it was originally filed on the CMS site. The link under the word “cached” will bring up a copy of each item that is stored on this site against the event that the link into the CMS site is broken by CMS or is otherwise unavailable.


All links to individual files are on the CMS website are at this page.

CMS Staff Report

Executive Summary

Expenditures 2008-09 by School Type and by School

Faculty Standards

Library Holdings – Qualitative

Library Holdings – Quantitative

Library Personnel

CoCurricular Offerings: Middle Schools

CoCurricular Offerings: High Schools by Administrative Zone:

Achievement Zone









Main report dated 1-27-09

Summary, released 1-27-09, dated 1-27-08

Co-Curricular Activities 2008-09  (Leveled Reports)

Elementary FOCUS

Elementary NonFOCUS

Middle Schools

High Schools

Faculty  2008-2009

Faculty Data

Library Books

Qualitative Standard Chart, all schools, 2007-2008

Quantitative Standard Chart, all schools, 2007-2008

Personnel Matrix, all schools, 2008-2009

Per Pupil Expenditures 2007-2008 (Leveled Reports)


Exceptional Children and Alternative Education


Elementary Composite

Middle School

Middle School Composite

High School

High School Composite


Staff report released 1-22-08


Equity Committee Reports

The CMS Equity Committee, appointed by the school board, has issued a number of reports. Among them:

2010 Annual Report to the Board Jan. 15, 2010 (marked Eighth Annual)


Appendix on ESL

Appendix on Parent Advocates

Appendix on AP Course Comparisons

Appendix on AP courses offered, by school, 2009-10

The board received this report Feb. 9, 2010. Board minutes from that session summarize discussion.

2009 Annual Report to the Board Jan. 15, 2009 (marked Seventh Annual)

2008 Annual Report to the Board

2007 Annual Report to the Board

2006 Report to the Board on Task Force Recommendations

2006 Annual Report to the Board

2006 Annual Report to the Board (PowerPoint)

2005 Report to the Board on Student Assignment

2004 Annual Report to the Board

2003 Annual Report to the board