Board of Education Approves Budget Proposal

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by WCCB Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC -- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education unanimously approved the $1.2 billion proposed budget for the 2013-2014 school year Tuesday night. 

It breaks down with $136 million expected in federal funding, $716 million expected in state funding and $365.9 million in county funding. 

The district wants to expand choice for students. This would include creating new magnet programs, expanding existing high-demand magnet programs, building on the partnership with Central Piedmont Community College and Career and Technical Education programs.  

CMS also wants to increase access to technology at all schools, and provide teacher training in new technology and tools.

The budget request now goes to Mecklenburg County Commissioners. They are expected to approve the county budget by July first. 

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