HB 514

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For the past two years, tension between the town of Matthews and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has threatened to upend the way new schools are built in Mecklenburg County. Those tensions were laid to rest this week with back-to-back votes in Matthews and Charlotte.

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Updated 6:45 a.m. Tuesday

In a unanimous vote, Matthews town commissioners last night passed a resolution saying the town has no intention of opening municipal charter schools. It’s a truce with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in a two-year battle over how to build schools. 

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The town of Cornelius is poised to come out of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools penalty box when it comes to school construction.

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For a few hours this week, the town of Huntersville seemed poised to vote on a resolution endorsing a separate school district for northern Mecklenburg County.

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Last year four suburban towns and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools were locked in a ferocious clash. Today it’s more like a wary truce. 

When the district's Municipal Education Advisory Committee met to talk about school safety Thursday morning, it was almost hard to recall the drama of 2018.

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Members of a special education committee in Huntersville recommend that town officials move forward with operating their own charter school. 

Charles Jeter

Republicans don’t care much that Charles Jeter is now a lobbyist. Ex-Legislators do that all the time. But some have been surprised at the gusto for which Jeter now lobbies for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools when he was once aligned with the GOP on education issues, like charter schools.

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The controversial bill that would allow Cornelius, Mint Hill, Matthews and Huntersville to operate a charter school passed in the House today.