Matthews Looking Into Leaving CMS

The Mayor of one Mecklenburg County town is talking about leaving CMS, and he’d like to take a few others with him.

Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor sent out a tweet this morning putting out a call to action for Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville.

He wants to put together a task force to look into leaving Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

“We’re going to move forward and have a task force on education to get the parents to have their word heard, and get the word out as to what our options are. Talk to Raleigh and see if in fact, if it can be done, and if it can be done what would it actually take to make it happen.”, said Taylor.

Taylor says he made up his mind after the c-m-s board failed to make protecting neighborhood schools a priority in their student assignment goals.