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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education will accept applications for an appointment to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board of Trustees from Tuesday, February 14, 2017 through Wednesday, March 1, 2017. This is a partial term appointment which will expire on December 31, 2019. The selected appointee will be approved during the March 14, 2017 Board of Education meeting.


 BOE Committee Application

                                                                                                                                                             

 Board of Education Members

Mary T. McCray
Chairperson
At-Large
Elyse C. Dashew
Vice-Chairperson
At-Large
Ericka Ellis-Stewart
Member At-Large
Rhonda Lennon
Member District 1
Thelma Byers-Bailey
Member District 2
Ruby  M. Jones
Member District 3
Tom Tate
Member District 4
Eric C. Davis
Member District 5
Paul Bailey
Member District 6

Responsibilities of the Board of Education

The nine-member Board of Education is the governing body of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, with five primary responsibilities:

  • Employ the superintendent 
  • Establish policy 
  • Determine annual operating and capital budgets
  • Approve student assignment boundaries
  • Oversee the management of the school district’s major systems, including budget and finance, curriculum and instruction, personnel and auxiliary services

 Terms

The CMS Board of Education includes six district representatives and three at-large representatives. District and at-large representatives are elected every two years on a rotating schedule. All members serve four-year terms. For more information, visit the Board of Elections website.

Meeting Schedule

The Board of Education holds regular monthly meetings, open to the public, on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.  Meetings are held at the Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC  28202, unless indicated otherwise on the meeting schedule.   The Board may conduct an annual retreat session to establish priorities and plan its work for the upcoming year. 

2017 Board of Education Meeting Schedule 

January 10 and 24, February 14 and 28, March 14 and 28, April 6* and 25, May 9 and 23, June 6** and 27, July 25, August 8 and 22, September 12 and 26, October 10 and 24, November 14, December 12.  (*The first Board meeting in April will occur on the first Thursday of the month due to the Spring Break schedule; **The June 7 Board meeting is early due to the graduation schedule.)

Professional Development

New Board of Education members participate in a CMS orientation program. 

All Board members participate in various North Carolina School Board Association training and conferences.  In addition, they may choose to attend training and educational conferences offered by Broad Foundation, National School Board Association, Council of the Great City Schools and other organizations.