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New numbers show at-risk CMS students are not showing up for summer school

New numbers show over 8,000 at-risk students have not shown up for Camp CMS. That's nearly 40% of all the at-risk students enrolled.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools kicked off its summer learning program Camp CMS last week but new numbers show over 8,000 at-risk students haven't shown up to school. 

That's nearly 40% of all the at-risk students enrolled. Those numbers were part of a new report released at Monday night's school board meeting. Now, district leaders are scrambling to try and reach out to those families. 

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"Schools are employing a variety of methods to reach out. Personal phone calls, teachers reaching out, our student services team and making some home visits to try to find the students that are not yet showing up," said Dr. Tangela Williams. 

Attendance for Camp CMS isn't mandatory; however, the district identified those at-risk students as kids who need extra help reaching requirements for their grade level. 

Not only is CMS dealing with a shortage of expected students, but the district is also still trying to hire more teachers for Camp CMS.

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