Own Buildings

A bill introduced in the North Carolina senate would allow counties to take ownership of schools.  Some Mecklenburg County commissioners say they would want to own CMS buildings, if that bill passes.  That’s put CMS officials on the defensive.

This is how schools get built in North Carolina:  Since school districts don’t have taxing authority, voters approve bonds for the construction.  The county borrows the money and then passes it on to the school district.