The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board approved plans Tuesday night to partner with a non-profit to run a pre-k- 8 school on the city’s west side. It’s in the area once known as Boulevard Homes. Before it was torn down two years ago, the public housing complex was often in the news for violence. The Renaissance West Community Initiative is re-developing that area and this school will be at the center of it.

Laura Clark is executive director of the group. WFAE’s Mark Rumsey asked her why it’s important for a school to be part of this neighborhood?

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