Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools shouldn't expect Mecklenburg County commissioners to raise taxes or slash services to provide across-the-board raises for CMS employees, commissioners' Chair Harold Cogdell warned in a letter to CMS officials.
Read his letter here.
Interim Superintendent Hugh Hattabaugh unveiled his proposal to ask commissioners for an additional $25 million to $30 million for raises at a school board session in mid-January. See the proposal and videos that CMS created to make its case here.
Cogdell sent the letter to CMS board Chair Ericka Ellis-Stewart after meeting with her on Thursday. Cogdell and Ellis-Stewart were both elected to lead their boards in December. Cogdell said Thursday was the first chance they had to get together and talk about the 2012-13 budget.