Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board candidates 2017 election
The Nov. 7 election is a big one for people who care about education in Mecklenburg County.
The county is seeking voter approval for $922 million in bonds for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to build 10 new schools, replace seven existing ones and renovate or expand 12 more.
And six district seats on the nine-member school board are up for election in a nonpartisan race. With three incumbents stepping down, the election is guaranteed to usher in some new leadership. The new crew will work with Superintendent Clayton Wilcox, who took the top job in July, to set policy for America’s 18th largest school district, with about 150,000 students and more than 19,000 employees.