The school board will hear the latest on CMS efforts to create a complex year-round school calendar for the merged First Ward/University Park elementary arts magnet tonight.
The change is slated for 2013-14, a year later than originally planned, because Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has found it so challenging to create a four-track schedule, with staggered schedules of 45 days on and 15 days off. There's no summer vacation, but all students would be off for "traditional holidays" and winter break.
The board isn't scheduled to vote on the year-round school, which would be the only one in CMS. The report will be part of the regular meeting at 6 p.m. in Room 267 of the Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. The board will also talk about the 2013-14 budget in a special session at 3 p.m. today in the same location.