Welcome to the YES! Weekly pop quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week, we address questions to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.
Q U E S T I O N S
1. Last month, Gov. Beverly Perdue transferred $50 million from a public fund that directly impacts education in order to help balance the state budget. It was a fund lawmakers promised to not touch when it was created in 2005. Name the fund.
2. How big of a budget shortfall is the state facing next year?
3. How much money did North Carolina public schools receive from the economic stimulus package passed by Congress last month? A. $50-$100 million; B. $100- $200 million; C. $200-$300 million; D. More than $300 million
Marilyn Parker, District 2:
1. Education lottery fund. [ ] 2. I don’t know. [X] 3. A [X]
Geneva Brown, District 1:
1. I don’t know. [X] 2. I don’t know. [X] 3. I don’t know. [X]
A N S W E RS
1. Education lottery fund. 2. $3 billion 3. C. $ 257.5 million
Shame – Shame – Shame – Shame The following school board members did not return calls: Buddy Collins, atlarge; Vice-Chair Jane Goins, District 2; Victor Johnson Jr., District 1; Chairman Donny Lambeth, at-large; Jeannie Metcalf, District 2; Elisabeth Motsinger, District 2; Jill Tackabery, District