Mecklenburg County leaders are asking college district management for a plan to deal with achievement gaps to launch $56 million in funding.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg hosted a Q&A discussion board with county leaders, discussing the funds for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Colleges.
Mecklenburg County Supervisor Dena Diorio beforehand introduced a maintain on $56 million in funding for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Colleges as a part of her funds proposal.
Diorio mentioned the county would limit the funds till the district might present a concrete and measurable strategic plan to assist lower-performing colleges within the district.
Knowledge offered by the county exhibits 42 colleges out of 166 colleges are low efficiency.
Diorio desires the district to current a plan to the board of county commissioners that’s ‘designed to enhance academic outcomes & school & profession readiness for all college students, together with quantifiable objectives, specified targets, and outlined timeframes to attain these targets,’ in accordance with her presentation.
At Sunday night time’s discussion board, Diorio mentioned, “We’re actually not withholding any cash. What we’re actually asking for is for them to deliver ahead a plan that can present the accountability and transparency that the residents of Mecklenburg County deserve.”
Mecklenburg County Commissioner George Dunlap additionally took half in answering questions on the discussion board.
Dunlap added, “The one purpose they might not do it’s as a result of they do not need to be held accountable. It is simply that easy.”
College board members have been invited. Charlotte-Mecklenburg College Board of Schooling Vice-Chairperson Thelma Byers-Bailey briefly attended the Zoom session to learn an announcement however didn’t keep for questions.
Byers-Bailey mentioned partly, “We’re disenchanted that Mecklenburg County has proposed denying roughly 16% of our native funding request. This denial would adversely have an effect on our college students and workers.”
Diorio beforehand mentioned the hundreds of thousands withheld wouldn’t influence college students or the classroom.
The $56 million that might be restricted would influence these areas:
College Management: $27.4M
Monetary & Human Useful resource Companies: $11M
Coverage, Management & Public Relations: $15.1M
Dunlap mentioned he would welcome a plan from college district leaders in the event that they introduced one.
“We aren’t denying them the funds,” mentioned Dunlap .”We’re merely asking for a plan.”