CMS expected to vote to delay changes to teacher pay process

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Charlotte-Mecklenburg school leaders will debate a controversial state law Tuesday night that changes the way teachers are paid.

North Carolina leaders want to phase out teacher tenure and give contracts instead. The passing of that law sparked teacher protests across the state. They want to keep their teacher tenure.

CMS leaders will vote on a plan Tuesday night to delay those changes for at least a year.

Last summer, the General Assembly approved a plan to phase out teacher tenure and replace it with four-year contracts.

Those contracts would only be awarded to 25 percent of the teachers who have worked for the district for at least three years and have proficient job ratings.
 
Some feel that 25 percent cap is demoralizing and say it excludes other teachers who work just as hard.
 
If the state delays the mandate for a year it will give CMS leaders the chance to come up with a better plan.