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POP QUIZ

by YES! Staff

POP QUIZ

Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week, we address questions to members of the Forsyth County Commissioners. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.

Q U E S T I O N S

1. During a presentation to the board on April 30, Winston- Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Donald Martin Jr. indicated the school system would have to ask the county commissioners for additional funds to help balance its 2009-2010 fiscal year budget? What was the amount requested? 2. During Martin’s presentation, Commissioner Walter Marshall disputed a school system internal report about completed renovations to which county high school? 3. Six of the county’s high schools are designated as Equity Plus schools. What is the criteria for a school to be designated as an Equity Plus School?

Gloria Whisenhunt, Distict B:

1. $2.5 million for three new schools that are going to be opening up. [ ]

2. Carver High School. [ ]

3. The percentage of students who receive free and reduced lunches. [ ]

Beaufort Bailey, District A 

1. $2.5 million [ ]

2. Carver High School [ ]

3. I don’t know. [X]

ANSWERS

1. $2.5 million to cover office staffing costs at three new schools — Caleb’s Creek Elementary, Kimball Farm Elementary and Flat Rock Middle. 2. Carver High School

3. High schools where 35-percent or more students receive free or reduced lunches.

SHAME: Commissioners who did not respond to Pop Quiz: Dave Plyler, Debra Conrad, Ted Kaplan, Richard Linville.

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