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According to a letter sent to parents from board members of the school, Piedmont Community Charter School will eliminate its high school classes in the 2015-16 academic year.

Add the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators to the growing list of organizations endorsing a sales tax-raising referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot that would boost teacher pay.

Unlike with traditional school districts, at Baker Mitchell’s charter schools there’s no competitive bidding. No evidence of haggling over rent or contracts. The schools buy or lease nearly everything from companies owned by Mitchell. Their desks. Their computers. The training they provide to teachers. Most of the land and buildings.

SouthLake Christian Academy’s chief financial officer and the pastor who helped found the school 20 years ago have resigned amid a probe into financial mismanagement, SouthLake’s lawyer said Thursday.

Check school performance

See 2013 academic performance for CMS and Mecklenburg charter schools.

View 2013-14 school racial breakdown, enrollment

See a school-by-school breakdown of demographics 2013-14 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Huntersville parents had been pushing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for a special program at Hope...

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