Parents asked to weigh in on CMS 2014-15 budget tonight

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district leaders are asking for parent’s input as they put together next year’s budget proposal.

The first of five budget engagement meetings will kick off at West Charlotte High School at 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

Superintendent Heath Morrison and district leaders will talk about the budget process and ask for input at the meeting. The district said it will look at all it has to cover and then see what's left over for discretionary spending.

Morrison said his highest priority is compensation for teachers. A large part of that is up to the state -- Governor Pat McCory recently announced a teacher pay proposal that would benefit mostly new teachers.
 
“We need to make sure we are respecting all our teachers to make sure that as we are competing for teachers, we don't want our veteran teachers to be leaving for other states,” said Morrison.

Click here to participate in the 2014-15 budget survey.

The online survey will close on Feb. 28. The results will be discussed at the March 3, March 10, April 21 and April 24 budget engagement meetings.