Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has planned $1.5 million in renovations to mobile classrooms at six schools – half of them low-income.
The school board approves these types of projects routinely. But these were, coincidentally, put on the agenda just a few days after Mecklenburg County commissioner Pat Cotham complained about the condition of the mobile units at low-income schools.
Briarwood Elementary, Mallard Creek High, Pineville Elementary, South Mecklenburg High, Sterling Elementary and Whitewater Middle are slated for the mobile classroom renovations.
The condition of these classrooms at low-income schools was one concern Cotham raised at a joint meeting of the school board and the commissioners, primarily to talk about the budget. Cotham cited one school in particular – Reid Park Academy – as having “depressing” mobile units on campus.