CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Nine Charlotte schools have been identified as places of priority when it comes to traffic. Those schools are Charlotte Christian, Ardrey Kell High School, Charlotte Catholic, Selwyn Elementary, Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School, Phillip O. Berry Academy, Greenway Elementary, and South Mecklenburg High School.
Several organizations including CDOT and school systems determined those nine schools. Since those schools are deemed a priority, CMPD police officers will monitor those schools to direct traffic.
"CMPD is not abandoning the schools during the DNC," Major Bruce Bellamy said. "In fact we want to make sure we do our due diligence in monitoring and assessing the traffic needs. "
Bellamy says police officers will be able to reassign themselves if they see trouble happening at schools.
"If we see that traffic is an issue," Bellamy said. "The officer will remove themselves out of duty, begin to direct traffic - to alleviate the issue at that location."
Police will also use volunteers to help direct traffic so all schools will be covered during the DNC.
The coverage for schools especially for the nine high traffic schools will begin Friday and last until next Friday.