CMS identifies schools to lose administrators

More than two dozen schools losing assistant principals to budget cuts are scattered across Mecklenburg County, according to a list released by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Tuesday.

CMS announced the cuts on Thursday, but officials said they hadn't finalized the list of schools affected. Superintendent Peter Gorman is expected to unveil more cost-saving measures, possibly including more job cuts, at a news briefing today.

Tuesday the district named 19 middle schools and seven – or possibly six – high schools that will lose assistant principals:

South zone: Ardrey Kell, Providence and South Meck high schools and Quail Hollow, Robinson and South Charlotte middle schools.

West zone: Berry Academy of Technology, and Coulwood and Southwest middle schools. Harding High would also lose one under the new formulas, which are based on projected enrollment, but officials say they're still discussing whether to make that cut.

Northeast zone: Mallard Creek High, and Cochrane and Eastway middles.

Central zone: Alexander Graham, Carmel, Piedmont and Randolph middles and Northwest School of the Arts.

East zone: Crestdale, Mint Hill, Northeast and Northridge middles.

North zone: Bailey and Bradley middles.

Achievement zone: Waddell High and King Middle.

The cuts don't necessarily mean layoffs; CMS expects to move all or most of the administrators into open positions, including some created by new schools opening in August. They do mean the targeted schools will lose people who have been responsible for student discipline, teacher supervision and other duties.