Sending children to private school could become a possibility for more parents in the Charlotte area.
One Union County representative spoke about new bills being considered that could provide school vouchers and help more families pay for private education.
Union County Rep. Craig Horn supports the school voucher bills being discussed right now in Raleigh.
"It's needed because not all schools fit the needs of all students," Horn said.
Horn said the bills involve vouchers where taxpayer money could go toward a private school education.
"Americans like choice," Horn said. "Choice is, I think, every bit as important in education as it is in buying a new car, for the simple reason that one size doesn't fit all."
Eyewitness News asked Superintendent Heath Morrison on his opinion.
He said he's met with lawmakers about the idea and has kept an eye on any potential plans.
"It's hard to speculate until we see more details," Morrison said. "We will work with our legislatures, examine each bill, we'll explain what we think is a good idea about, we'll explain any concern and try to work productively and collaboratively."
Morrison said competition is healthy and he believes more options for students are a plus.
However, he also said the competition needs to be on a level playing field when it comes to vouchers and who would get them.
"You can't pick and choose and say we will take these kids, but exclude those 1,019. We don't have that option in traditional public school so I would be very concerned if there were vouchers that allowed students to be segregated," Morrison said.
Morrison said CMS is already focused on more choices -- magnet schools, academy programs and blended-learning opportunities.
His ultimate goal, he said, is the best possible education for the kids.
"At the end of the day we are all serving children in the Mecklenburg-Charlotte area," Morrison said.
Horn said nothing would happen this year if a voucher bill were to pass. It's more likely to be implemented next year.