Updated Aug. 31, 2018 Local officials around Mecklenburg County are strongly criticizing a school board vote Tuesday that would basically stop new school construction in Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews and Mint Hill.
County Commissioners are being lobbied to provide funds for more English as a Second Language teachers and cultural training for CMS teachers.
The Mecklenburg county manager’s budget included a lot of what Charlotte school officials asked for, but two requests targeting the needs of mainly students of color were left out. CMS officials want $1.5 million to hire more English as a Second Language teachers and a half million dollars for cultural training for educators.
Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio proposes property tax hike and more funds for schools in budget recommendations to the county commission.
Mecklenburg County homeowners could be hit with their first property tax increase in five years if the $1.7 billion budget that County Manager Dena Diorio presented to county commissioners Tuesday is approved.
Mark Rumsey reports on anticipated Mecklenburg County budget discussions.
Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio will present her budget recommendations for the coming year to county commissioners Tuesday. This year’s county budget process comes at a time when funding for public education is in the spotlight.
Mecklenburg County leaders are taking the first steps to determine whether the public health department should have different oversight. Commissioners voted 6-2 Tuesday night to form a committee to explore options that include creating a medical board to oversee the health department and forming an advisory board.
Mecklenburg County's request for the city of Charlotte's help paying for artificial turf at a renovated Memorial Stadium is moving forward. Members of the City Council's Economic Development Committee voted 3-1 Thursday to recommend the project to the full council.
Ten incumbent state legislators from the Charlotte area were among the first to file Monday as candidates began signing up for the 2018 election. Other races on the ballot this year include Congress, district attorney, county commission and other county positions.
Most Mecklenburg County computer systems used by the public are now back online after an early December cyber-attack. County Manager Dena Diorio told county commissioners Wednesday night that remaining systems should be online by the end of this week. Diorio also said the county will speed up work to protect systems from future attacks.