From longer grass outside schools to 10-hour days for administrators working during the summer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' expanded 351-page budget book has more details about how officials plan to handle budget cuts for 2009-10.
Click here to view the budget book. (Warning: it's a large file.)
The budget book also includes letters from board chair Molly Griffin and Superintendent Peter Gorman about the budget and the economy, department-by-department spending plans and a raft of charts with additional data, including trends in enrollment, staff and per-pupil spending.
Commissioners and the school board will meet to discuss the budget from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the Education Center, 701 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., and commissioners will hold a public hearing May 28.
To let commissioners know what you think, sign up for the public hearing on the county's budget Web site
You can also find contact information for commissioners here.
Ann Doss Helms