Exceptional Children
Contact Information

Programs for Exceptional Children is committed to supporting families of students with disabilities in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools with questions about the special education process.

If you like to speak to someone about your school-aged child, please contact Elaine Jones, EC Parent Liaison, via email at elaine.jones@cms.k12.nc.us or via phone at 980-343-6960.

If you would like to speak to someone about your preschool aged child, please contact Monique Luckey, Preschool Child Find Advocate, via email at m.luckey@cms.k12.nc.us or via phone at 980-343-2772.

If you would like to request EC records for former CMS students, please click HERE. If records other than EC records are needed, these may be requested from the last school of attendance or the Student Records Department


If you have a concern:

Step 1- Address at the Classroom Level. Talk to your child's teacher about your concerns.

Step 2- Address at the School Level. Talk with the administration at your child's school.

Step 3- Address with Assistance from CMS Programs for Exceptional Children. Please contact Elaine Jones, EC Parent Liaison, via email at elaine.jones@cms.k12.nc.us or via phone at 980-343-6960. Elaine will ensure that your concern is addressed in a timely manner by the person in the department who will best be able to support you. 

For general inquiries, you can contact us via the form below or via phone at 980-343-6960.

We look forward to speaking with you!

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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