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Dashew Joins Incumbents Ellis-Stewart, McCray On CMS Board

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

The CMS school board will have one new member.  Elyse Dashew will join incumbents Ericka Ellis-Stewart and Mary McCray on the board as an at-large member. 

  Dashew just missed winning a school board seat four years ago. This time around she received the second- highest number of votes.  Dashew has long been involved in education matters. She helped lead groups pushing for more school nurses and higher funding for CMS. 

She along with Ellis-Stewart and McCray say they would like to see school boundaries re-drawn to create more diversity at schools.  Ellis-Stewart and McCray say that doesn’t mean increasing the amount of busing. 

Ellis-Stewart was the top vote-getter. Current board chairman Mary McCray received the third-highest number of votes. 

The board’s vice chairman Tim Morgan decided not to run this year.  He endorsed fellow Republican Jeremy Stephenson who trailed McCray by about 3,921 votes.