• Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District starts to build, renovate schools

    By: Alan Cavanna


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district is starting to build and renovate schools again, and officials call it a sign of an improving economy.

    Crews are making progress at the site of a new elementary school on Stumptown Road in Huntersville.

    On Tuesday, the district will start taking bids on four major renovations next year at Independence, Garinger and Myers Park High Schools, as well as Ranson Middle.

    All these projects were approved in 2007, but the slow economy stopped the county from issuing bonds.

    Now, that's changed.

    "Just as a leader in this community, to see the economy start picking up to where we can use capital money again, to where we can issue bonds is good because we need this," board member Rhonda Lennon said. "We need this infrastructure for these students."

    CMS hopes to build three more new schools in 2014.

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