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Charlotte, NC: 60 new staff members for "social/emotional needs of students"

Aug 15, 2018, WBTV, Charlotte, NC: CMS says it's ready for students to return back to school Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) says it is ready for school to begin. Most students return August 27. … CMS Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox says safety is the district's top priority. Wilcox says more cameras and stronger locks will come to schools to keep students safe. … Mecklenburg County gave CMS millions of extra dollars to pay for security improvements…. CMS is expecting about 148,000 students. Another way the district is helping to keep students safe is adding more counselors and social workers. About 60 additional staff will be on hand to deal with the social and emotional needs of students…. Schools will also go through active survival training so students and staff will know what to do in case danger comes to the school. …

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