by Keith Barber


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 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.


1. What was the total dollar amount appropriated by the school board during its Nov. 25 meeting for the Equity Bonus program for teacher assistants, non-licensed teachers, media clerical assistants and home-school coordinators?

2. What’s the formula for determining those bonuses? What is the maximum any one individual can receive?

3. What is the dollar amount the school board agreed to pay the NC Department of Transportation for road improvements to Kimmel Farm Elementary and Flat Rock Middle School?

Buddy Collins, at-large 1. We were talking about something we lobbied the county commissioners for, but I don’t recall the dollar amount. [X] 2. I don’t know. [X] 3. I don’t know, not off the top of my head. [X]

Victor Johnson, District 1 1. I don’t know offhand. [X] 2. I think it has something to do with years of experience. It’s tied in with your supplement, but I don’t know the formula. [X] 3. I don’t remember. [X]

Jill Tackaberry, District 2 1. I really don’t like this format. This is gotcha stuff. [X] 2. (Declined to respond) [X] 3. (Declined to respond)[X]


1. $400,000 2. 1 percent of total salary; $280 3. $720,000