CMS board needs to hear from you to make Montessori “high school” happen

While a full secondary Montessori program (7-12) is still under active discussion with CMS, no formal plan is yet in place. An invested group of Montessori parents have been advocating for FOUR YEARS, and our time is now. We need your help to get us over that finish line.

The bottom line: The addition of 9th grade to secondary Montessori needs to be included in the 2016 plan. In order to urge the staff to accomplish this, the Board needs to hear from you before their critical vote on November 10. Please review what you need to know when advocating for a full secondary Montessori (grades 7-12), and then please take a few minutes to help us spread the word!

ACTION ITEMS:

  • Cut and paste the following Board email addresses, and send an email supporting the expansion of secondary Montessori in 2016: maryt.mccray@cms.k12.nc.us, tim.morgan@cms.k12.nc.us, ericka.ellis-stewart@cms.k12.nc.us, rhonda.lennon@cms.k12.nc.us, thelmab.bailey@cms.k12.nc.us, rubym.jones@cms.k12.nc.us, tom.tate@cms.k12.nc.us, ericc.davis@cms.k12.nc.us, paul1.bailey@cms.k12.nc.us
  • Schedule a face-to-face meeting or phone call with your representative. Full contact information for each Board member is included below. Use this guide to find your school board rep to express your support.
  • Show up in your Montessori gear, with signs of support, on October 27. The CMS board will host a public forum on demographics, student assignment and the community’s role at 4 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (3400 Beatties Ford Road). The regular board meeting will be held at the church starting at 7:30 p.m.

We know Montessori works, and it’s up to us to let our voices be heard.

Mary T. McCray, Chairperson, At-Large
Phone:
704-281-6074
Fax:
980-343-7128
Email:
maryt.mccray
Timothy S. Morgan, Vice-Chairperson, At-Large
Phone:
704-577-3102
Fax:
980-343-7128
Email:
tim.morgan
Ericka Ellis-Stewart, Member, At-Large
Phone:
704-412-8565
Fax:
980-343-7128
Email:
ericka.ellis-stewart
Rhonda Lennon, Member, District 1
Phone:
704-564-3382
Fax:
980-343-7128
Email:
rhonda.lennon
Thelma Byers-Bailey, Esq., Member, District 2
Phone:
980-272-1943
Fax:
980-343-7128
Email:
thelmab.bailey
Ruby M. Jones, Member, District 3
Phone:
704-579-1763
Fax:
980-343-7128
Email:
rubym.jones
Tom Tate, Member, District 4
Phone:
704-502-3093
Fax:
980-343-7128
Email:
tom.tate
Eric C. Davis, Member, District 5
Phone:
704-651-0217
Fax:
980-343-7128
Email:
ericc.davis
Paul Bailey, Member, District 6
Phone:
704-519-9096
Fax:
980-343-7128
Email:
paul1.bailey

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