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CMS plan shifts some Antiquity, Hough students

April 27. By Dave Vieser. The proposed CMS student reassignment plan unveiled this week calls for moving elementary school students who live in Antiquity from JV Washam to Cornelius Elementary School. Meanwhile, some Huntersville students who currently attend Hough High would move to Hopewell.

The changes, if approved, will take effect no sooner than the 2018-2019 school year. To avoid multiple school changes, students who will be in the 5th, 8th, and 12th grades during the 2018- 2019 school year may remain at their current school assignment for that school year and students in the 11th grade in 2018-2019 may remain at their current school assignment for both the 2018-2019 and 2019-20 school years.

In making the announcement school officials said that the changes would reduce crowding for students attending both JV Washam Elementary and Hough HS. It will also bring Antiquity elementary students to a closer school than they now attend. There will be no changes in middle school or high school assignments for students in Antiquity.

CMS officials were unable to provide estimates on the number of students affected by the changes. “The district does not have that level of breakdown at this point,” spokeswoman Renee McCoy said.

A series of public information meetings and seminars on the plan will be held by the Board of Education during May, before a final vote in June.

When news of the CMS reassignment initiative first surfaced several years ago, some residents feared that busing students away from neighborhood schools would be one of the suggestions offered to achieve greater diversity. However the plan announced by CMS keeps Cornelius students attending their closest neighborhood schools.