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Resource and learning opportunity about Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Teens learn about the school system and Board of Education and attend a school board meeting through the GenerationNation …

Resource and learning opportunity about Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Teens learn about the school system and Board of Education and attend a school board meeting through the GenerationNation program, YouthCivics. Updated.

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  • 1. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 2. Overview 160 schools – 141,171 K-12 students + 2,695 in pre-K – Over 18,000 employees • 9,221 full-time teachers $1.3 billion operating budget – Average $8,473 per-student expenditure – Average budgeted teacher salary: $44,600 – One of the largest school districts in US **2012-13 information www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 3. NC Board of Education  Public schools established by NC Constitution  School attendance is required for ages 7-16  Appointed (not elected) NC Board of Education  Department of Public Instruction – Implements state’s public education laws and SBOE policies and procedures governing K-12 education • Statewide curriculum - why you study North Carolina in 4th grade, Civics & Economics in 10th grade • Teacher evaluation criteria and salary levels • North Carolina General Assembly legislation currently impacts calendar rules (start and end dates, # of days per school year) www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 4. CMS Board of Education (School Board) At-Large Ericka Ellis-Stewart District 1 Mary McCray Chair Tim Morgan Vice-Chair Rhonda Lennon District 2 Thelma ByersBailey District 3 Joyce Waddell District 4 District 5 District 6 Tom Tate Eric Davis Paul Bailey www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 5. School Board Duties Hire/fire superintendent Establish school district policy • Policy list: http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/boe/Pages/BoardPolicies.aspx Determine budgets • Annual operating and capital (construction) Approve student assignment boundaries Oversee the management of the school district’s major systems • Includes budget, curriculum, personnel www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 6. Superintendent Heath Morrison superintendent@ cms.k12.nc.us Oversees daily CMS operations Keeps school board and public informed about CMS Implements policies established by school board Analyzes, prepares, recommends info for school board approval – School calendars – Budgets – Appointment of principals and top staff www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 7. Where the $ comes from 2013-14 Budget = $1.33 billion operating funds State 58% General Revenue (NC taxes, fines, etc.) Lottery Proceeds Meck. County 29% Property Taxes Other sources Federal & other funds 13% Grants, aid programs, School lunches, afterschool Remember, city and county governments are not the same. The City of Charlotte has NO responsibility to fund CMS! www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 8. Where each $1 goes…  82 cents - salaries and benefits • Teachers, principals, bus drivers, custodians, others  11 cents - purchased services • Electricity, water, consultants, professional services  6 cents - supplies and materials • Textbooks, paper, software, school bus tires, fuel  1 cent – furniture, equipment, charter schools • Equipment, furniture, computer hardware, payments to charter schools www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation
  • 9. Learn More/Make a Difference! CMS School Board www.cms.k12.nc.us/boe/Pages/default.aspx NC Board of Education www.ncpublicschools.org/state_board U.S. Department of Education www.ed.gov Youth Leadership Alliance Youth Council for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Get involved in school and government policies, issues and decisions. Meet students who want to make a difference. Have important conversations with local leaders. Make a difference! Contact info@generationnation.org or visit www.generationnation.org. www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation