CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Budget cuts are forcing the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district to make some big changes this fall.
Elementary and middle school students will be under the same roof at eight new CMS locations.
School officials say they're ready for the switch to the new kindergarten through eighth grade format despite a shortage of teachers.
The district still has about 100 teaching positions to fill.
“But we've also got fantastic, non-instructional staff, facilitators, etc. that are permanent members of those teams that can open these classrooms if they need to,” said Dan Habrat, CMS Chief Human Resources Officer.
No matter what CMS officials say, your child will have a teacher on the first day of school next Thursday even if that person is not your child's permanent teacher.