Posted on 24 June 2011.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has announced it will keep some middle school sports next year, thanks to a surplus from an initiative launched last year to save the sports program.
The district announced Thursday that community donations and its “pay-to-play” program have resulted in enough extra money to fund middle school sports next year at a reduced level. The middle school sports the district is keeping include football, basketball, track, and cheerleading.
There will be no baseball, softball, soccer, or golf next year, however.
The district says it will need more private donations in order to bring back all middles school sports.
Jan. 27, 2011, “CMS proposes ending middle school athletics.”
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Schools
Posted on 22 June 2011.
By LISA MILLER
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools announced some good news last week. No teachers, teacher assistants or librarians would be laid off.
But how could that be?
After all, for the last year the school board has been making cuts anticipating a $100 million shortfall. Among those: the controversial closing of schools, ending middle school sports and changes to transportation.
Now, some commissioners say CMS pulled a fast one. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Politics, Schools, The Economy