Posted on Tuesday February 11, 2020
The Matthews Board of Commissioners last night unanimously passed a resolution regarding municipal charter schools and committing to work with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS).
Matthews, NC – The Matthews Board of Commissioners last night unanimously passed a resolution regarding municipal charter schools and committing to work with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS).
“During my time as a Commissioner, I saw the relationship between our Town Board and the CMS Board deteriorate over the last several years,” said Mayor Higdon. “Since being sworn in as Mayor, one of my first priorities was to rebuild our relationship with CMS. It is time to move on and work together to ensure children in Matthews have the best educational opportunities possible.”
The resolution, in part, stated “(A)s Town of Matthews elected officials, we wish to publicly state our desire to work with CMS and rebuild a positive relationship, as we believe it will be most beneficial to the children and families in our community... (T)he Town of Matthews has no intention of pursuing the development of a municipal charter school system any time in the foreseeable future, as we believe it is neither necessary not financially feasible to do so.”
Click here to read the complete resolution: https://www.matthewsnc.gov/files/documents/16D-resolutionmunicipalcharterschoolsCMS1315043557020720PM.pdf