Monday, February 8, 2016

"Guilford commissioners hear update on Say Yes"

Say Yes Guilford is exploring ways to extend its benefits to charter school students, officials with the nonprofit organization told the Guilford County Board of Commissioners on Friday.

Did Guilford County's Commissioners ask how much Say Yes Guilford actually raised?

Say Yes Guilford, the local chapter of New York-based Say Yes to Education, is establishing a Charter Schools Joint Study Committee to look into the matter, according to Mary Vigue, the local organization’s executive director.

Did Guilford County's Commissioners ask how much Say Yes Guilford 
is going to let Greensboro and High Point's Community Foundation 
is going to charge to manage the monies?

“This came as a recommendation from the county commissioners, and we’re working on a pathway to see what that looks like,” Vigue told the board on the second day of its annual retreat. “We’ll keep you posted as to what’s coming out of that study group.”

That information could be available as soon as May, she said.

Did Guilford County's Commissioners ask what Say Yes Guilford 
is going to allow Greensboro and High Point's Community Foundation 
to invest the money in?

The inclusion of charter schools was a sticking point for a majority of commissioners when they endorsed the Say Yes program in September. Commissioner Justin Conrad, who serves on the organization’s scholarship committee, said he was pleased with the way things are progressing.
“I feel we’re moving in the direction of inclusion for all kids attending public school in Guilford County,” he said. “And that’s the most important thing.”

Are Guilford County's Commissioners okay with Say Yes Guilford 
and Greensboro and High Point's Community Foundation 
to invest the money in?

Say Yes Guilford is working to establish a college scholarship and educational resource program for students in Guilford County Schools through an endowment funded by private donors and a $15 million grant.

Where is the $15 million coming from
and over what time frame?

To date, the organization has raised about $35 million, has visited 23 high schools and met with almost 4,000 students and families, Vigue said.

Pledged about $35 million.

Raised means delivered, 
and a Guilford County School Board Commissioner 
confirmed the money is due over a period of years
as Say Yes starts paying out money to graduates this year 

Misleadingness by Mary Vigue,
a former City of Greensboro Assistant manager
who fucked Greensboro's employees for ICMA-RC
and now appears to be conning Guilford County's Commissioners

The organization offers last-dollar tuition scholarships to North Carolina public colleges and universities. Those scholarships are meant to cover tuition costs that remain after other financial aid, and do not cover other college fees or expenses.

Say Yes plans to roll out scholarships for the graduating class of 2016, Vigue said.