Here's Your Opportunity to Support a New Elementary School!
2004) Families Leading Advocacy for Mecklenburg Education -- or
FLAME -- is an advocacy group concerned with the growth occurring in
southwest Mecklenburg County and its impact on school utilization.
They want their Steele Creek neighbors to know about an opportunity
to show support for construction of a new school near Winget Park.
Here's what they have to say:
The CMS Bond
Oversight Committee (BOC) is holding public hearings seeking citizen
input about reprioritizing CMS construction projects. This includes
a proposed new elementary school adjacent to Winget Park, which
would relieve the significant overcrowding at Lake Wylie and Steele
Creek Elementary Schools. Because of citizen advocacy in this
community, this school has risen in the prioritization, becoming a
real possibility where previously it was not even under near term
have been scheduled:
• Thursday, April 1 – 7 p.m. at Vance High School
• Tuesday, April 6 – 7 p.m. at South Mecklenburg High
• Thursday, April 8 – 7 p.m. at Phillip O. Berry Academy
An overwhelming turnout will drive home our concern to the BOC and
the Board of Education. Simply stated, if the money is not spent
here for a new school, it will go to build a school somewhere else.
Show up and let the BOC and the Board of Education know our concerns
regarding the adverse impact of school overcrowding in our
community. Not everyone has to speak – you can show your support
just by coming to the hearing. Let our turnout speak for us.
Residents of the community will be attending the April 6 meeting at
South Mecklenburg to express their support for this
reprioritization. If you are concerned about these issues, this is
your opportunity to effect change.
A group will leave the Lake Wylie parking lot at 6:30 p.m. to go to
South Mecklenburg, or you can meet us there. Please consider
attending and share this information with friends and neighbors in
the area who share our concern.
information, visit the
FLAME web site
or contact Michael Murdock by e-mail at
information on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' long range plans, see
the following story:
CMS Plans 5 New Schools for Steele Creek by 2014.