• Matthews leaders to meet about opening own charter schools


    MATTHEWS, N.C. - Matthews town leaders will meet Tuesday to talk about the possibility of opening their own charter schools.

    Officials from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will also be at the meeting.

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    House Bill 514, which is making its way through the state legislature, would allow towns like Matthews to set up their own charter schools, but voters would have to decide on a tax increase to pay for them.

    North Carolina lawmakers said there will have to be more research before any legislative attempts to break up larger school districts.

    [New CMS superintendent addresses challenges facing school district]

    A committee was studying the idea and released a report saying it did not find a relationship between district size and student performance.

    The report is now headed to another joint committee.

    Channel 9 will have a crew at Tuesday evening’s meeting and will have every development on Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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