Welcome to this week’s YES! Weekly Pop Quiz where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week’s questions are directed to members of the Forsyth County Commission regarding items on their meeting agenda for Monday. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1.Multiple choice: The Forsyth County Commission was scheduled to vote on a resolution to approve the Home and Community Care Block Grant at Monday’s meeting. What is the grant total to be disbursed to county agencies? Is it a) less than $1 million; b) between $1 million and $1.5 million; or c) greater than $1.5 million? 2.The board was scheduled to vote on a unique inter-local agreement between the county and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools regarding what type of school employees? 3.The board was also scheduled to vote on two inter-local agreements with Winston-Salem Transit Authority on two public programs funded at more than $500,000. Name the two stateand federally-funded programs.

Everette Witherspoon, District A 1.a) less than $1 million [X] 2.School nurses [ ] 3.One has to do with public health. The other comes through DSS for Medicaid transportation. [ -]

Walter Marshall, District A 1.I didn’t attend Thursday’s briefing. The only thing I know is the prayer thing is on the agenda tonight. [X] 2.[No answer] [X] 3.[No answer] [X]

Gloria Whisenhunt, District B 1.a) less than $1 million [X] 2.Nurses. [ ] 3.One is Medicaid. I can’t tell you what the other one is. [ -]

Correct Answers

1.c) The exact total of grant funding is $1.7 million 2.School nurses 3.Free bus passes for those on public assistance and Medicaid transportation services.