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Virtual discussion Oct. 20: Shaping Education: Decisions & Impact

Oct. 18. With Critical Race Theory a topic of discussion nationwide, Unity in Community North Mecklenburg (UiC) will hold the second installment of a two-part virtual forum on Wednesday Oct. 20 to discuss education in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. “Shaping Education: Decisions & Impact” will be moderated by Dr. Brandy Nelson, executive director of CMS secondary […]


First day of school at CMS: Watch for kids, be safe

Aug. 25. Cornelius Police Sgt. Jeff Connors did an awesome job shepherding kids across Catawba Avenue on the first day of school at Cornelius Elementary. Reminders —CMS is requiring face coverings for all staff and students indoors in all facilities. —Every child should have their mask ready to wear as they board the bus. —There […]

David Farley is new principal at Hough High

Aug. 24. David Farley is the new principal at William Amos Hough High. He has been the assistant principal since 2018 and dean of students from 2016 to 2018 at Hough High. Farley, who was an instructional accountability facilitator at North Mecklenburg High from 2015 to 2016 and a teacher at Harding University High from […]

CMS Education Centr building dedications to Dr Chris Folk and

CMS board votes to require facemasks indoors, regardless of grade

July 30. As COVID numbers spike, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education is requiring universal face coverings in all schools and educational office buildings effective immediately. The requirement applies to all students over the age of 2, staff, volunteers and visitors inside buildings and buses. Face coverings will remain optional outdoors. ‘Serious concern’ “This decision aligns […]

CMS Board sets special meeting to decide on mask requirements

July 27. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education will meet in the Chamber Room at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center at 9 am July 30 to consider masking requirements. Gov. Roy Cooper last week strongly encouraged face coverings in North Carolina elementary and middle schools, saying masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Anson County Schools have […]

CMS Education Centr building dedications to Dr Chris Folk and

Meck County restores $56 million in CMS funding

July 8. By Dave Yochum. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education and the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners have resolved their dispute over county funding for the 2021-2022 school year. It means county commissioners will remove the conditional-allocation restrictions placed on $56 million of the current appropriation, making the funds immediately available to CMS. In addition, […]

N. Meck grad lands $10,000 scholarship from Dominion Energy

June 24. Alexa Brzoska, a North Mecklenburg High School grad from Cornelius, has received a $10,000 scholarship from Dominion Energy to attend Duke University. Sixty students from diverse backgrounds make up the first class of Dominion Energy Educational Equity Scholars and will receive over $500,0000 to help pay for educational expenses as part of Dominion […]

Online academy registration open through Sunday, July 18

June 23. Registration for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools virtual academies is open. Rising third through 12th grade students interested in attending school in a fully virtual setting for the 2021-2022 school year should visit CMS School Choice to transfer. The transfer window for current students closes 10 pm Sunday, July 18. Students will have access to all […]

Academic, sports achievement pays off for CMS grads

June 7. The class of 2021 in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools won scholarships totaling $122.4 million, with a total of 2,548 scholarships offered. Providence High had the highest dollar amount with $13.2 million and the largest number of scholarships with 242. No. 2 Hough High received $12.2 million, and No. 3 Vance received $11.8 million. They were […]

CMS Education Centr building dedications to Dr Chris Folk and

Will CMS, Mecklenburg County special meeting Monday resolve budget impasse?

June 4. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education will hold a joint meeting with the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners Monday June 7 at 2:30 pm. CMS officials hope to resolve a budget funding impasse where the Mecklenburg County Board has underfunded the school system by a total of $81 million, according to CMS. Nearly half […]