Mayor of Matthews may want to leave Charlotte-Meck schools

- Town of Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor said he's looking at the possibility of moving his town out of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district and starting a completely new district.

Taylor posted to Twitter on Wednesday, "Call 2 action 4 @townofmatthews @townofpineville @minthillnc to possibly leave @charmeckschools Task force 4 town school system in motion."

CMS is looking into a new student assignment program that could potentially break up some families from their current neighborhood schools.

"From our standpoint, we're not just willing to stand back and let it happen," Taylor said.

The move would need action from the N.C. state legislature. Taylor said he's already been in talks with a handful of representatives.

CMS would not comment on the matter at this time.

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