CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Parents with children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district will get a preview Monday night of some the proposed changes to the district's lottery program.

According to the CMS website, each year new and current CMS families have an opportunity to apply for Magnet/Career & Technical Education (CTE) or other school option programs through the online school options lottery. The online lottery application provides families with a list of their school options based on the student's residential address.

The school board says the proposed changes will give students and parents more options while creating more diverse learning environments.

It's important to note, this is only phase one of the district's student assignment plan and does not include the controversial re-drawing of school boundary map.

The district is hosting a series of town hall meetings to present the plan and answer questions.

The first two meetings are Monday night at 7 p.m. at both North and South Mecklenburg High Schools. In November, meetings will take place at East and West Mecklenburg High Schools.