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Working together for the children & families of Mecklenburg County.

 

We believe it is our job to give the children of our community a voice.

The mission of the Children’s Alliance of Mecklenburg County is to work collectively to identify, advocate and act upon real solutions for the challenges and barriers faced by the children of our community.

Our goal is to provide valuable information to the community about the needs of our children and lead them to act upon it. We want to be a resource for parents & caregivers while working together to positively impact as many children as we can.

The Children’s Alliance believes each and every adult in our community shall protect, value, educate, nurture, and respect each and every child and teenager.

2022 marks The Children's Alliance's twentieth year. For 20 years our organization has committed to the well being of children and families in Mecklenburg County. We have worked together on many shared issues and concerns. Organizations have informally collaborated on various projects in the community, primarily focused on a specific goal or outcome.

 
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OUR MEMBERS

Augustine Literacy Project l Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte l Care Ring l Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department l Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools l Child Care Resources Inc. l Children Family Service Center l Children's Home Society of NC l Communities in Schools l Congregations for Kids l Council for Children's Rights l Crittenton Services l Foster Village Charlotte l Frank Crawford l Freedom School Partners l Guardian Ad Litem l Institute for Social Capital l Jewish Family Services l  Juvenile Court Judges (District Court) l Kids Need 2 Parents l Life Connections l Levine Children's Hospital l Life Connection l Mecklenburg County Children’s Developmental Services l Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services – Youth & Family Services  l  Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office l Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center l Right Moves for Youth l Safe Alliance l  Smart Start of Mecklenburg County l Teen Health Connection l Thompson Child & Family Focus l  United Way of Central Carolinas  l  YMCA of Greater Charlotte

 

FULLY FUND CMS BUDGET REQUEST

CMS Budget request included $21 million to cover increases in FIXED expenses:

$10.8 M: 

Locally funded teachers and staff receive the same pay increases (2.5 – 2.7% depending on position) received by state funded teachers and staff.


To cover increases in retirement and health insurance rates.


$5.5 M:

CMS is required to fund Mecklenburg County students who attend charter schools. These funds cover charter school enrollment growth.


$4.6 M:

CMS is opening a new elementary and high school. These funds pay for staffing, maintenance, and operating cost of these new schools and expanded spaces at existing schools.


TOTAL Required Expenses = $20.9 Million


The County Manager’s proposed budget includes just under $20 million in new funds for CMS. If no other funds are added, CMS can ONLY pay for its fixed expenses.


They cannot raise teacher pay supplement, increase teacher assistant wages, or keep up with preventive maintenance on school buildings.


***CMS will NOT be able to establish a new Early College High School, provide additional supports to English language learners, plan a high school for newly arrived students who do not speak English, and increase social/emotional and academic supports for students.****

WE NEED SPEAKERS AT THIS WEDNESDAY'S BUDGET MEETING 5/25/22

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