Posted on Friday August 31, 2018
Matthews Mayor Paul Bailey released the following statement in response to the recent actions of the CMS Board and the passage of the Municipal Concerns Act of 2018
Matthews, NC – Matthews Mayor Paul Bailey released the following statement in response to the recent actions of the CMS Board and the passage of the Municipal Concerns Act of 2018:
"I am very disappointed that the CMS Board once again proved their focus to be political retribution rather than working together to provide an excellent and equitable education for all students in Mecklenburg County. This is precisely the type of overreach and behavior that Matthews has experienced from CMS leadership for over 30 years; and the reason why HB 514 was a reasonable and necessary option for the Town.
"All along, HB 514 has simply been about providing another public school option for Matthews and Mecklenburg County families, and getting students out of trailers and into brick and mortar facilities. Now CMS is threatening reassignment and no new schools for the towns that supported this option.
"I will work together with the Matthews Board, the Mayors of Huntersville, Cornelius and Mint Hill, our County Commission, and our state legislators, to determine the next course of action."