by: Alan Cavanna Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg school leaders believe they're in their best position in years to open schools.
For the first time in four years, the district comes into the year not facing massive budget cuts.
New superintendent Heath Morrison said it's allowed his team to focus on hiring and having the district ready.
"We're going to have almost every teacher position filled for day one," Morrison said. "All the trailers are going to be set, almost every single one of our facility upgrades will be done.”
CMS will have more than 140,000 students this year -- the largest number ever for the district.