Huntersville Educational Options Study Commission


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd & 4th Monday of each month
  • Town Hall
    101 Huntersville-Concord Road
    Huntersville, NC 28070

NOTE - No meetings currently scheduled since release of Final HEOSC Report in May 2019.


Agendas are available prior to meetings and are available by clicking HERE.

Meeting schedule

November 12, 2018
November 26, 2018
December 10, 2018
January 14, 2019
January 28, 2019
February 11, 2019
February 25, 2019
March 11, 2019
March 25, 2019
April 8, 2019
April 22, 2019
April 29, 2019
May 13, 2019



  • Karen Bentley, Chair
    Term Expires: June 2019    
  • Eric Rowell, Vice-Chair
    Term Expires: June 2019                                                                                                                   
  • Albert Desciscio
    Term Expires: June 2019                                                                                                                    
  • William Farber
    Term Expires: June 2019                                                                                                                    
  • Amie Hutchinson
    Term Expires: June 2019                                                                                                                    
  • Derek Partee
    Term Expires: June 2019
  • Jim Puckett
    Term Expires: June 2019
  • Michael Sass
    Term Expires: June 2019
  • Bobbie Shields
    Term Expires: June 2019
  • Carrie Warren
    Term Expires: June 2019                                                    


On October 15, 2018, Huntersville Commissioners established the Huntersville Educational Options Study Commission. This commission is established to:

  • Evaluate options available to the Town of Huntersville to reduce overcrowding within the public school system in Huntersville.
  • Study five potential education options:
    1) Operate a stand-alone municipal charter school.
    2) Establish a municipal sponsored charter by partnering with a new or existing charter school.
    3) Partner with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for a new school or expansion of an existing school.
    4) The feasibility of dividing the Charlotte Mecklenburg LEA into smaller LEAs.
    5) Do nothing.
  • The Study Commission shall conduct due diligence to gather facts and information for each option.
  • Within the first thirty (30) days of its existence, the Study Commission shall conduct a survey to gather general input from the Huntersville community with regards to education in Huntersville.
  • The Study Commission shall use the information gathered, and, through a deliberative process, prioritize the options studied, taking into account financial and legal feasibility, effectiveness to reduce overcrowding of schools in Huntersville, efficiency, and ease of implementation.
  • At the conclusion of its prioritization of the options studied, and before making its final report to the Town Board of Commissioners, the Study Commission shall design and implement a process to educate and receive feedback from the Huntersville community and the key stakeholders identified by the Commission as to the Commission’s prioritization of the five (5) options studied. 
  • The Study Commission shall make a Final Report to the Town Board of Commissioners summarizing its work and findings, and presenting its prioritization of the five (5) options studied.  Nothing herein shall preclude the Commission from making interim reports and gathering feedback from the Town Board of Commissioners prior to completing its Final Report.
  • The Commission shall terminate on April 30, 2019, or upon the presentation of its Final Report to the Town Board of Commissioners, whichever occurs first.

Potential education options:

Supplemental Information on the five potential education options