School Board & Admin

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CCD Straight Talk – Moving Forward with the WSFC School Board

Staff Editorial Tuesday night when Lida Hayes-Calvert was appointed to the WSFC School Board it was evident to those in the room that this board is rather green and lack experience or understanding of their roles and responsibilities. It is somewhat ironic that Metcalf, the longest standing member of the […]

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WSFCS School Board Appoints a New Member – The Blow by Blow

By Carissa Joines Editor’s Note: After multiple request from CCD readers for a report from inside the room when the recent school board appointment was made. this is the blow by blow of what occurred. For an analysis and opinion on the decision please read HERE.   On Tuesday evening, […]

by · October 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Features, School Board & Admin
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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board to Replace Outgoing Member

By Carissa Joines The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has announced the process they will use to appoint a new board member to fill the seat vacated by Jeannie Metcalf with her resignation on September 22nd. Metcalf, the vice-chairman of the Board, resigned after more than 20 years on the […]

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WS/FCS Employment Opportunities Available for This School Year

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has announced employment opportunities for various teaching and high-need operations positions. 

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WS/FCS to Hold Parent Meeting to Learn More About Title I Schools

60% of WS/FC schools are designated as Title I schools (see list below). A Title I Meeting and application review will be held for parents and community stakeholders Monday, August 10 from 6-7 pm at the Enterprise Center at 922 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The meeting will review […]

The Winston-Salem Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant to WS/FCS

The Winston-Salem Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant to WS/FCS

By Staff The Winston-Salem Foundation and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) have teamed up for the Peer Project, a 5-year, $2 million commitment by the Foundation to support local educators with a broad and varied range of professional development learning opportunities for all employees that will ultimately enrich the classroom experience and boost student achievement. “We […]

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WS/FCS School Board to Possibly Host Meetings at District Schools

By Michael A. Wiseman During Tuesday night’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board meeting, board chair Dana Jones brought up the possibility of having more school board meetings in the community. Currently, meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at the WS/FCS Education Building on Bethania Road.

Hanes/Lowrance to be Moved off Toxic Waste Site – No Word About Accountability

Hanes/Lowrance to be Moved off Toxic Waste Site – No Word About Accountability

By Chad Nance & Carissa Joines     In a seven to two vote Tuesday night, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board took action to move the students from Hanes and Lowrance middle schools as soon as possible. According to a motion put forth by new board member Bob Barr, the 6th […]

by · February 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Features, School Board & Admin
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Hanes/Lowrance and Toxic Waste – Asking the Right Questions

By Carissa Joines Additional reporting by Michael A. Wiseman   “I don’t think you understand how science works.” - Edie, 8th grade   “The issue here is one of authority. Who has the right to decide our children’s fate?” - Vishal Khanna, Parent/HALO organizer   “The wise man doesn’t give the right […]

by · February 10, 2015 · 4 comments · Education, Features, School Board & Admin
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Semantics, Politics & Science – No Easy Solutions for Hanes/Lowrance

by Carissa Joines   Elected officials with direct influence over the current matter with the Hanes/Lowrance campus have met this week to make determinations about how to best address the issues – from the viewpoints of both science and public perception.   On Tuesday, the full school board met in […]