A resolution asking the General Assembly to defer its controversial "25 percent plan" so Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools can craft its own plan for teacher pay and contracts is on tonight's school board agenda.
The request seeks a reprieve from the mandate to choose 25 percent of teachers who meet requirements for experience and job ratings to receive four-year contracts and $500-a-year raises. Instead, CMS will ask lawmakers to save the money designated for the first year's raises and combine it with additional state money for a revamped pay scale and contract plan to be designed by CMS.
It's a less confrontational approach than that taken by Guilford and Durham counties, which have voted to take the state to court to block the 25 percent plan.
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