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Outgoing CMS board member says superintendent will be named soon

Dec. 6. By Dave Vieser. In her final appearance as a Charlotte Mecklenburg School board member last night, Rhonda Cheek told Cornelius commissioners that she expects a new interim CMS superintendent to be named before schools break for the holidays. “I know the principals at our various schools are very anxious to have the decision […]

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Non-profit pre-school will launch next year

Oct. 26. Cornelius Early Scholars, a nonprofit scholarship preschool, will launch next year to give children in need a chance for a head start in their early childhood education. The preschool will meet in donated space in the Education Building at First Baptist Church on Catawba Avenue. “With one out of four children unprepared to […]

CMS District 1 candidates

5 candidates running for CMS District 1 seat

Oct. 7. There are 18 candidates for Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education, five of them running for the District 1 seat that includes Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and parts of North Charlotte from Mountain Island Lake to Mallard Creek. It’s a non-partisan race, with two Republicans, two Democrats and one unaffiliated candidate running; Ro Lawsin has […]


Survey addresses where NC teachers stand nationwide

Sept. 27. With teachers making an average of $2,150 less per year than they did 10 years ago when adjusted for inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Teachers, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.  WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of […]

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How to manage the back-to-school transition

Aug. 30. As kids head back to school, it’s a good idea to try to manage the transition. It can be hard! Dr. Pallavi Suvarna, a family medicine physician and mom, with Novant, shared these tips: Check in frequently. The mental and physical well-being of 73 million American kids is at risk and getting worse. […]


First day of school: Let’s all keep an eye out for kids

Aug. 29. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools welcomed back roughly 140,000 students and 18,000 employees today. There are 925 buses on the road, not to mention tens of thousands of parents. Keep an eye out for kids! Kathie Moquin (pictured) is. She’s the new crossing guard at Cornelius Elementary. Extra caution Watch for kids walking while looking at their […]

5 candidates have filed for District 1 CMS board seat

Aug. 12. By Dave Vieser. The CMS District 1 school board election in Mecklenburg County, delayed for a year by the late arrival of census data, just got more interesting. There are now five candidates. District 1 covers Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson and portions of North Charlotte. Filing closed at noon today. Here’s the lineup as […]

Four appointed to Planning Board

July 19. By Dave Vieser. At the Monday July 18 Town Board meeting, Cornelius commissioners unanimously approved four new members to serve on the Town Planning Board. Commissioner Michael Osborne, who serves as liaison between the Town Board and the Planning Board, had previously interviewed the applicants and recommended their approval. All four terms are […]

CMS closing Tuesday due to after-effects of winter storm

Jan. 17. CMS schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 18, due to dangerous road conditions caused by the winter storm. A make-up day is scheduled for Feb. 21. The end-of-course and end-of-grade testing make-up day will be announced later and communicated with students and families. Many roads, especially secondary roads, remain covered in snow and […]

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With hundreds of vacancies, CMS announces employee incentives

Dec. 9. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education approved employee retention incentives of $2,500 for full-time employees during an emergency meeting yesterday. “We ask so much of our employees just in a normal year,” said Elyse Dashew, board chair. “But the past two years have been extraordinarily difficult ones for educators. We are thankful that […]