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Town Board votes to support CMS $2.5 billion bond issue

Oct. 3. By Dave Vieser. With Early Voting starting in a little over two weeks, the Cornelius Town Board unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the $2.5 billion CMS bond issue on the countywide ballot this fall. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools hope to fund 30 projects that address school facilities, including Cornelius Elementary, Huntersville Elementary and North […]

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Town Board votes on whether they support CMS $2.5 billion bond referendum

Oct. 2. At tonight’s Town Board meeting, commissioners will be asked if they support the $2.5 billion CMS bond issue on the ballot countywide this fall. Both Mayor Woody Washam and Commissioner Denis Bilodeau, Washam’s opponent, have already voiced their support, but this will give  other commissioners a chance to let their feelings be known […]

Cornelius Early Scholars preschool raised $100K in advance of opening

Aug. 2. The Cornelius Early Scholars Christian preschool has met their initial fundraising goal of $100,000, in time for the Sept. 5 start of their inaugural academic year. The initial capital has been used to upfit donated space at First Baptist Church of Cornelius on Catawba Avenue to accommodate the Monday to Thursday half-day program, […]

Virtual event Saturday for young people focuses on issues like bullying, dating violence, self esteem

Feb. 25. By Dave Yochum. The North Carolina Parent Teacher Association and Family Mankind will hold a virtual event—Know Your Worth/Teen Empowerment—that will address such issues as dating violence, bullying, self-esteem, and opportunities around future careers on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 am to 2 pm. Joining in the event are the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police […]

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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 […]