Providing high-quality education for our nation’s children in grades K-12 has never been more important than it is today. The world is changing fast, and we need to provide an educational system that prepares them for this fast paced world in which we live.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is the second-largest public school district in North Carolina and the 18th-largest in the U.S. The district, which has more than 18,000 employees, operates 159 schools with more than 143,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. It has an annual operating budget of $1.2 billion, operating and maintaining more than 20 million square feet of conditioned space, 600 permanent buildings, and 1,200 mobile classrooms on 5,000 acres of land.