RE: $922MM Charlotte Mecklenburg School Bond Referendum
This afternoon (Thursday, October 12, 2017), in a majority vote of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Chamber issued the following statement regarding the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Bond:
The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has always advocated for strong support of our local elementary and secondary educational systems, believing that the foundation for any healthy regional economic engine includes a robust school system.
With that in mind, while the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors encourages multiple lines of thinking when it comes to financing our ongoing and growing educational infrastructure and physical plant needs, we are opposed to the current $922MM bond referendum before the voters in Mecklenburg County this November. The rubric used to determine school priority and the analysis of what defines classroom overcrowding do not address either the current or ongoing needs of our North Mecklenburg communities and students.
The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, with approximately 960 members, represents the Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, and greater Lake Norman regional business community.
For any further information please contact Bill Russell, President & CEO – Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce at 704-650-8987.