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    Image of the new WS/FCS Board of Education
    Standing L to R: Leah Crowley, Barbara Burke (Vice Chair), Lori Goins Clark, Deanna Kaplan, Malishai Woodbury (Chair)
    Sitting L to R: Andrea Bramer, Elisabeth Motsinger, Lida Calvert-Hayes, Dana Caudill Jones


    The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education is comprised of nine members elected to four-year terms of office. Board members are elected from two districts within our county. District 1 elects two members, four are elected from District 2 and an additional three are at-large seats. Members of the board receive compensation equal to one half the amount paid to the county commissioners. The board acts only when meeting in official session with a quorum of five members. A majority of the members must be present and voting for a motion to pass. No one acts in the name of the board unless authorized by the board to do so.

    The board's regular meeting time is 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.  Unless otherwise posted, the regular open sessions are held in the auditorium of the Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Road in Winston-Salem. 


    The superintendent is appointed by the board and administers the school system in accordance with board policy and state law.  He/She manages the budget, supervises staff and students, and makes recommendations about the operation of the school system.


    Public Participation

    The public is invited to participate in all scheduled board meetings.  All meetings are held at the Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Road in Winston-Salem. The agenda may be found at the entrance table in the lobby, and the electronic agenda, which includes links to supporting materials, is available via this link. To speak to the board during a session, please register at the entrance table.  Comments on agenda items, only, will be heard at the beginning of the meeting. Public comments on any topic are also welcome and will be heard during the "Meeting Open to the Public" section on the agenda.  Your remarks are limited to three minutes. Each speaker will be timed. 

    Although the board will listen to your concerns about individual school problems, it recommends first working with teachers and principals of those schools, who can resolve most problems. If you believe that a law, policy or rule has been violated, you should use the grievance procedure established by the board.  Matters which cannot be resolved at the school level should be taken to the appropriate instructional superintendent, then to the superintendent before approaching the board.

    Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools endeavors to make all board meetings accessible to all people. If you require an accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting, please allow five days advance notice and contact Joette Unks at 336-727-2292 or jcunks@wsfcs.k12.nc.us.

    Meeting Broadcasts & Recordings

    All WS/FCS Board of Education meetings are broadcast live on Cable2 via Spectrum Cable. You can also watch the meetings live or see recordings of past meetings via the Cable2 Vimeo Livestream App.  Use this link to watch meetings live or see recordings of prior meetings.