County Commissioners Voted not to Track Immigration Status of Students
CHARLOTTE,N.C.--After a lengthy debate, county commissioners voted not to ask CMS to track the immigration status of students.
Action NC, along with parents and students, were paying close attention to Tuesday night's commission meeting.
Commissioner Bill James led the charge to find out how much money undocumented students cost Charlotte-Mecklenburg taxpayers.
School Board Chair Ericka Ellis-Stewart Says CMS has three big concerns about the proposal. Her first concern is the county commission is not an oversight panel for the Board of Education.
Second, she says what the proposal asks CMS to do is illegal. Third, the proposal singles out the public schools but no county agency.