CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent is proposing to spend more than $1 million to improve literacy in the district.
The plan will allow teachers to develop personalized reading plans for students who read below grade average.
It's designed to make sure third graders are reading at grade level. Under new legislation students who can't would be held back.
In the meantime, the district is asking for nearly $300 million in renovations.
CMS leaders approved a bond request at their budget hearing Tuesday night.
The capital improvement plan includes 18 projects.
CMS hopes to add four new schools, three replacement schools and make several other renovations.