June 15, 2021

Stalemate

Mecklenburg, CMS Leaders Move To Formal Mediation On Education Spending Stalemate | WFAE 90.7

Last updated 7:30 p.m.

After airing their views for more than two hours, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board and Mecklenburg County commissioners ended up where they started Monday: locked in disagreement about the county’s decision to temporarily withhold $56 million from the school system.

“I’m not sensing a sufficient basis for agreement today,” lawyer Mac McCarley, a former Charlotte city attorney who’s been hired to mediate the dispute, said at the end of the joint meeting. No one argued with him.

The meeting was required by law as part of the process to resolve disputes when North Carolina school boards think

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