The People’s Business: August 5, 2019

It’s August, and you know what that means? It’s time for Forsyth County to mail out property tax bills to property owners. Those bills are a good reminder of one reason why you should participate in local government-YOU ARE PAYING FOR IT (directly or indirectly).

There isn’t much on the Winston-Salem City Council’s agenda this week. The same is true of the Forsyth County Commissioners’ agenda. Similarly, the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School Board only has one item on its agenda, but it’s a doozy. The board is going to select a new WS/FCS Superintendent.

Former Superintendent Beverly Emory left Winston for a state job working under controversial State Superintendent Mark Johnson in May. In her time as superintendent (2013-2019), graduation rates rose (but not as much as promised),  third-grade reading comprehension remained appallingly low, and the gulf between the best and worst schools didn’t change much.


Winston-Salem City Council meets at 7 p.m. in City Hall, room 230 (101 N Main St)

City of Winston-Salem, City Council Agenda, August 5, 2019, by CP Tew on Scribd


Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Education Building (4801 Bethania Station Rd) Agenda


The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners meets at 2 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Room of Forsyth County Government Center (201 N. Chestnut St) Agenda

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