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Back to school: CMS outlines schedule, starting with Pre-K

Sept. 16. CMS will begin phasing students back into classrooms for in-person instruction beginning Oct. 12 with pre-kindergartners leading the way. Then, starting on Nov. 2, groups of K-5 students will return to classrooms on a rotational basis, with middle schoolers returning Nov. 23 on a rotational basis. Groups of high school students will return […]

CMS will announce work-out scheds within the week

Aug. 14. After the NC High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced significant changes to sports schedules for the 2020-2021 school year, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says it will share its workout schedule for student-athletes and staff within the next week. Issues to resolve include how many athletes and staff can gather at one time both outside and […]


Survey: 55% of parents want in-person learning

  Aug. 11. By Dave Yochum. With many school systems launching the new school year remotely, the Law of Unintended Consequences is in full effect. What happens if both parents must work outside the home? What about meals? Who pays? What about kids with special needs? A new WalletHub survey says 55 percent of parents […]

CMS board asks state to relax childcare licensing procedures in light of pandemic

Aug. 7. By Dave Vieser. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education, along with elected members from all seven municipalities located within Mecklenburg County, are asking the State Health Department to streamline their childcare licensing procedures. The representatives said they are concerned about the long-term effects of the COVID-19 shutdown on local communities, particularly for […]

Study puts NC at 30th in public education nationwide; Q&A with school expert

July 28. By Dave Yochum. With COVID-19 and education top off mind for parents and community leaders, quality of schools is important. How can parents decide where to enroll their kids? The answer varies according to one’s outlook on public vs, private education, purse strings and each student’s needs. For the majority of families, public […]

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CMS has phone help-line for Plan B Plus Remote

July 20. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Call Center is prepared to field questions, concerns and comments about Plan B-Plus Remote for reopening schools on Aug. 17. In Plan B-Plus Remote, CMS students will attend school in-person on a rotational basis during the first two weeks of the school year. Beginning in week three, all students will […]

What’s Plan B?

Under Plan B, schools are required to follow key safety measures that include: —Require face coverings for all teachers and students K-12 —Limit the total number of students, staff and visitors within a school building to the extent necessary to ensure 6 feet distance can be maintained when students/staff will be stationary —Conduct symptom screening, […]


Graduation commencing in a virtual way

May 13. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will hold a virtual graduation to recognize the Class of 2020, Superintendent Earnest Winston says. The prerecorded virtual graduations will feature the elements of a traditional ceremony, including speeches by distinguished visitors, the valedictorian, salutatorian and senior class representative; and the reading of each graduate’s name with available photos. Students and […]

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Bailey’s Glen grants help defray Hough High teacher expenses

By Dee Eicher. While public education funding has been an issue—including teachers having to dig into their own pockets for supplies—residents of Bailey’s Glen are doing something about it. The Bailey’s Glen-Hough High Partnership has granted funds to Mrs. Joan Viteri, who oversees the Mastery Exchange Program at Hough High. The after-school peer tutoring program […]

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Bullying, violence in schools highlight need for foundation

Jan. 9. By Dave Yochum. There have been at least three deaths by suicide this year of a child younger than 12 who had been harassed or bullied by peers. Bullying ruins lives. An attorney for the 16-year-old suspect in the on-campus shooting death of a fellow Butler High School student said the suspect was the […]