Updated 3:15 p.m. Monday: The board has postponed the selection of an equity committee to its Oct. 22 meeting because board Chair Mary McCray is ill, the district announced Monday afternoon.
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You might think serving on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools equity committee would be a hard sell. But 284 people have applied, and the school board must figure out how to choose up to 40 of them Tuesday.