CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has rebooted CMS TV and will show new programming on Time Warner Cable channel 3.

The relaunch of the district’s television station will help CMS keep the public informed and provide work-based learning opportunities for students.

The first new program is “CMS Insight,” a 30-minute show in which Superintendent Heath Morrison and guests discuss the district’s eight new strategic goals and the major initiatives that support them. “CMS Insight” premiered Feb. 2 and will air daily at 7 and 10 p.m.

A second magazine-style show will recognize employees, students, programs and schools that go the extra mile to build a culture of excellence at CMS. “CMS Magazine” will also be a 30-minute program, and will begin airing later in February.

Starting with the 2013-2014 school year, CMS will expand programming by using the television station as a work-based learning opportunity for students. This will include student-produced and student-hosted programming as well as production and broadcast internship opportunities for CMS and local college students.

Funding for CMS TV was eliminated with the adoption of the 2010-2011 budget, after multiple years of budget reductions forced tough decisions for the district.

“We are glad to be able to use this important resource in a cost-efficient way. It will help us reach and inform the public about our district,” said Mary McCray, chairwoman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. “I’m also pleased that students will be able to participate in the work of CMS TV.”