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CMS raises bus driver pay $2 an hour; how to apply

Oct. 13. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has about 50 vacant bus-driver positions, with another 50 or so out on leave and 30 or so absent on a daily basis. • To help fill the vacancies, the Board of Education is increasing starting pay for drivers by $2 an hour to $17.75, intensifying the district’s efforts to attract […]

Emily Klingman: NCTAE top winner

Bailey Middle theater teacher lands top statewide award

Oct. 4. Emily Klingman, who teaches Drama/Theatre Arts to sixth through eighth graders at Bailey Middle School, has won the 2021 Educator of the Year Award from the NC Theatre Arts Educators. The award is given for achieving high standards, going beyond the call of duty to provide an exceptional program and showing passion and […]

CMS adds virtual option for fragile kids K-2nd grade

Sept. 29. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has approved a virtual instruction plan that allows medically fragile students in kindergarten, first and second grades to transfer to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Virtual Elementary. Doctors must sign off based on medical need. Once a child has enrolled in the virtual magnet, they will continue there for the remainder of […]

Community discussion on Zoom: ‘Shaping Education: Decisions & Impact’

Sept. 21. With Critical Race Theory a topic of discussion nationwide, Unity in Community North Mecklenburg (UiC) will hold a two-part virtual forum to discuss education in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Session 1: Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 6:30-8:00pm Guest speakers include: NC Sen. Natasha Marcus, CMS Board Member Jennifer De La Jara, and CMS Assistant Superintendent […]

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Smooth sailing (mostly) at Bailey/Hwy. 115 intersection

Aug. 26. Cornelius Police say there were no issues with the road construction—which is running behind schedule—at Bailey Road and Hwy. 115 as kids went back to school at Hough High and Bailey Middle. Police said the town coordinated with the project manager to minimize the impact on school traffic. The contractor cannot have any […]

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FAQs: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools budget

May 18. There’s a battle royale under way over Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools funding. On one side is CMS; on the other side is Mecklenburg County government, in particular County Chair George Dunlap. Dunlap, who wants to withhold $56 million funding from CMS, said “If I throw a rock and I don’t hit you, some more are […]


CMS board of ed proposing $1.7 billion budget

April 28. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has approved a $1.7 billion operating budget for 2021-2022. It includes a county funding request of $551.4 million. It seeks a $10.1 million increase in county funding for investing in district employees, $9.7 million for student growth and operation of new facility space, $9.3 million in program expansion […]


A good sign: CMS hiring bus drivers

April 21. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the largest public school transportation district in the state, is starting to hire full-time and part-time drivers. Starting bus drivers earn an hourly wage of $15.75 plus benefits. In-person instruction for students in grades 6-12 increased to four days a week starting April 12. In person hiring events will be held […]

CMS updates attendance at sporting events

April 21. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is expanding attendance for football playoffs and spring sports, setting attendance limits at 30 percent of indoor and outdoor capacity. Face coverings will be required at all times. “After reviewing additional guidance, we believe that at 30 percent of maximum capacity we can allow more fans to attend athletic contests to […]

Camp CMS registration reopened

April 13. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools is providing a six week in-person summer learning and enrichment program for students. The program is designed to address unfinished instruction and the impacts COVID-19 had on the 2020-21 school year. All students will receive transportation if needed, daily meals, physical activity, social emotional learning supports, and instruction to meet […]