CMS act seeks to eliminate capital funding for Huntersville, Cornelius schools

  

Pictured above: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education approved the “Municipal Concerns Act of 2018” Tuesday which could remove capital funding for some towns – Source: CMS screen grab

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An item approved by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board Tuesday night could ultimately take away capital funding for new campuses in Huntersville, Cornelius, Matthews and Mint Hill.

Those towns recently received the option from the state to open their own charter schools.

(AUDIO: Please listen to the report above to hear this quote).  Board Member Ericka Ellis-Stewart.

The act gives Huntersville, Cornelius, Matthews and Mint Hill the option to retain that capital funding if a town board approves a 15-year moratorium on creating charter schools. Board Member Sean Strain feels CMS is going about this wrong.

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The measure passed with one voting against.  It creates a new committee to include members of all municipalities covered by CMS, calling for a first meeting to be held by early next year.  Current capital projects are not impacted by the act.

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