MAY 8, 2012 - The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education will meet tomorrow as part of its regular schedule. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., 27105.
The board is scheduled to recognize:
Wake Forest Baptist Health for its sponsorship of the African-American Males in the STEM Professions project.
Three recipients of Cash Ibraham Scholarships: Darwin Arreaza of North Forsyth High School; Cherina McKnight of Parkland High School; and Natasha Morales Constellanos of Glenn High School.
Brandy Plouff of West Forsyth High School for winning the WS/FCS Memorial Scholarship.
Alexa Nix of Meadowlark Middle School and Carolina Drew of Reagan High School for winning National Scholastic Art Awards.
The winners of the Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Artizen’s Exhibit. First place was Yessica Tellez Santiago of North Forsyth High School, and second place was Tony Jenkins of Reynolds High School.
Jobana Trujillo Reyna of the Career Center, for winning the U.S. Congressional 12th District High School Competition Award.
Northwest Middle School for being named the N.C. Junior School of the Year by the National Energy Education Development. Irish Mudd, a science teacher at Northwest, was the project coordinator.
Four new teachers who were named Teachers of PROMISE from the Forsyth Educational Partnership: Caitlin Burks of Lowrance Middle School; Kristen Casstevens of Early College of Forsyth; James Dorsett of Hall-Woodward Elementary School; and Kelly Tolan of Middle Fork Elementary School.
Eleven teachers who received Forsyth County Teacher Grants from the Winston-Salem Foundation: Mary Epperson of Sherwood Forest Elementary School; Lisa Harlow and Danielle Parent of Middle Fork Elementary School; Candace Heckstall of Hall-Woodward Elementary School; Andrew Kraft, Scarlett Money, Natalie Norman and Sarah Richardson of Hanes Magnet School; Andrewa Dempsey Moore of Petree Elementary School; Cathy Musci of Kernersville Middle School; and Shannon Pruitt of Lowrance Middle School.
The board also is scheduled to discuss:
Naming the tennis courts at Atkins High School.
A budget amendment and transfer.
Adjusting lunch prices to make sure the revenues cover the expense of the child nutrition program. The Operations Department is recommending that the school board either increase the lunch price by 10 cents at each level, or charge $2.50 for paid lunch at all levels. Lunch prices are currently $2.35 in elementary schools, $2.45 in middle schools and $2.55 in high schools.
whether to connect 34 school sites to upgraded fiber optic networks being installed to improve Winston-Salem’s traffic control system. The school system would have to pay for installation and maintenance but would be provided free fiber access. The board voted unanimously to table the discussion so it could learn more about the project.
Proposed revisions to Policy 4116.10: Standards of Professional Conduct and AR 1111: Use of School Mail, Cellular Telephones, Fax and Email. The changes address the use of employees using text messages to contact students. The revisions would discourage employees from sending text messages to individual high school students, but allow employees to send group text messages for school-related reasons if parents give permission.
Approving an agreement to buy 3 acres on Robinhood Road for $133,000.
Awarding contracts to replace the roofs at Kernersville and Southeast middle schools.
Awarding a contract to remediate a retaining wall at the Downtown School.
Declaring and disposing of a back hoe attachment as surplus property.