With the 2014 legislative session less than three months away, State Rep. Tricia Cotham is launching a series of forums to talk with teachers about supporting schools and shaping state policy. The first will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Plaza-Midwood library branch, 1623 Central Ave.
Cotham, a Mecklenburg Democrat, was a teacher and administrator in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools before joining the General Assembly in 2007. She notes that the sessions are not limited to CMS employees; all teachers are welcome.
And while you've got your calendars out, here are a couple more education-related events coming up. You can be one of the first to catch the CMS 2014-15 budget overview from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at West Charlotte High, 2219 Senior Drive. More sessions around the county will be held through April; click here for the schedule. You can also take the CMS online budget survey through Friday.
And for those with an interest in services for students with disabilities, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to state policies from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 19 in Davidson. Click here for details.