The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted Aug. 25 to allow CMS to contract with community-based organizations committed to establishing remote learning facilities for school-aged students. The agreement follows emergency rules adopted by the North Carolina Child Care Commission Aug. 13.
The emergency rules were established in order to give public schools options to provide care outside, or in addition to, the traditional school building, as well as give licensed facilities some flexibility to create and fill additional slots for school-age children to receive care while attending remote or online learning programs.
Currently, there are over 30 community sites working to become a Remote Learning Site contracted with CMS. Those who have met all of the proper application requirements, completed orientation, and submitted their contract, have been added to the CMS homepage under the Community tab, and can be found under Remote Learning Sites.
In addition to the Remote Learning Sites, there is also a Community Collaboration Directory that has been established and evolved from the Community Partnership meetings hosted over the past months with the Belk Foundation, ReadCharlotte, the United Way, and CMS; to centralize and keep an updated record of community resources and services in Mecklenburg County.