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By ROBIN ADAMS
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education
voted earlier this week to study a plan that
establishes two "traditional," more academicallyoriented
high schools in the county as part of the fouryear
high school plan.
The board also approved a motion by Dr. William
Sheppard to define what a traditional high school is and
to set up criteria for such schools. "We need to have a
definition first that we can go to the parents with," Shep^
Because parents will be able to decide if they want their
children to 20 to the traditional schools, Sheppard said,
the parents should first be given the options available and
^ make their choices. By gauging where the greatest deNew
By RUTHELL HOWARD
The first black man to chair the Winston-Salem Better
Business Bureau's board of directors sees his new position
as a responsibility, not just an accomplishment.
"This appointment could be some inspiration for
young people," says James W. Shaw Sr. "I hope I can do
a good job because some young person might want to be
chairman of the board of the Better Business Bureau or
chairman of the board of the Chamber of Commerce. He
might say, 'Hey, I'd like to be like Mr. Shaw."
Since Shaw was appointed chairman and chief executive
officer of the 32-member board, he has received
numerous letters and calls of congratulation. But he says
4 the most heartwarming responses are the ones that come
' from youth.
He smiles, noting that several high school students
have come into Shaw's Tire Service Inc., to offer their
good wishes. "That means a lot to me," Shaw says.
Shaw, owner and president of Shaw's Tire, says he had
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mand for the new schools would be, he said, the board
then could decide where the schools should be located.
Board member John Wood presented a school
reorganization plan that not only calls for the two traditional
hieh schools, but would also establish six general
high schools. A ninth four-year high school would also be
established under the plan and would be either a traditional
school or a larger, general high school, depending
on demand and other factors.
Wood suggested that one of the traditional schools be
located in the eastern Forsyth County, the other in the
west. But several of the board members opposed identifying
where a school should be located without first defining
the school and determining who would want to attend
When board member Margaret Plemmons asked if the
two traditional schools would be racially balanced, Wood
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no idea, when he joined the Better Business Bureau, that
someday he would chair its board.
"It didn't cross my mind," he says.
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Shaw has servea on me ooara iur si* yc?u> auu >ay? >(
wanted to be a part of it because he wanted to help make
the decisions that affect black and small businessmen.
When an appointment as vice chairman was offered,
he reluctantly accepted.
4'Four years ago, C.C. Ross, our former alderman,
called and asked if I would serve as vice chairman and I
kindly told him no and he kindly told me yes, I would/*
Shaw says he hopes his newest position helps encourage
youth to aspire even to be president of the United
States and to realize that "things can happen.**
Shaw says that one of his goals as chairman is to recruit
more black businesses to join the bureau. He adds that
his appointment is not only an example to youth, but to
the black community as well.
MI think it shows not only me, but it shows the black
community that, as a member of the Better Business
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of a local Baptist clined to hold onto a minister they i
ngregation are of krrow,*usays Bishop-RvK. Hash, pastoi
ferent problems. Peter's Church of God Apostolic. 4,Mos
i*t see things the pastors around here have been around fc
r and more ex- 40 years."
And, as one pastor notes, the older
ght of as a father have become an established power tha
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responded that the schools would not cater to just one
race. He added that a number of black as well as white
parents have inquired about the schools. 44We have more
black students who want to get into that type of school
(traditional) than we could accommodate," Wood said.
"Also, (we have) more whites than we can
In addition, the board decided that the racial make-up
of the four-year schools should not deviate more than
five percent from the racial make-up of the entire school
Wood voted against the motion, saying that if the board
decides to go with the five percent figure and not the 10 percent
it had earlier prescribed in the four-year plan,44We will
be getting ourselves in a harness we can't bear.*'
John S. Holleman also voted against the five-percent
guideline, saying said it would be easier to establish in
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Better Business Bureau's Board of Directors,
says his appointment Is a positive message to
black youth and to the black community (photo
by James Parker).
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"Peo- for the black community.
man. 14If the older ministers don't endorse
, but a something in this city, chances are it won't get
ave." off the ground/* says 27-year-old Bobby Simmore
mons, president of the New Birth Black Chris
ner. Says Durnell: "Young clergy were not taken serious"l*
At times, IJeU my fiitempts to make contributions to
by my colleagues as t'Rey wertffratneft in /fe communiare
in- tian School and an aspiring young minister,
already Some members even suggest that the young
of St. ministers are-qualified to lead, but due to the?
t of the insecurity of some older ministers, are denied
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dividual guidelines for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12, rather
than the entire system.
In other business, the board approved a motion by
Sheppard to devise a plan to shorten the school calendar
by six professional teachers' work days. Instead, teachers
could conduct parent conferences and get grades ready
on the Saturday and week nights following the grading
period, Sheppard said.
4'The school calendar has become so dam long. To g$t
180 days in a school year, the calendar has stretched from
summer to summer,'* Sheppard said.
The board also approved a plan that will allow the
police department to fingerprint pre-kindergarten
children when they come to the schools for registration.
Moore Alternative and Griffith Elementary Schools
will serve as pilots for the project. The only copy of the
children's prints will be given to their parents.
By RUTHELL HOWARD
The Winston-Salem State University Board of Trustees
approved last week a new policy for student suspension
and probation and is considering instituting a mandatory
class attendance policy.
The probation policy, which was recommended to the
board by the its Academic Affairs Committee and
presented by the school's vice chancellor for academic affairs,
Arnold Lockett, lowers the minimum average
students can make without being placed on academic probation
Lockett called the old policy "the most rigid policy of
all black institutions" and said the new one gives
freshmen more time to make the academic transition
from high school to college.
WSSU has 297 students on academic probation. "By
going back and recomputing (averages) and just applying
the new policy, 97 of those students would not be on probation,"
Under the new policy, a freshman who has zero to 20
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