New Wake County school board vice chairwoman Debra Goldman gets a gold star for being observant.
Goldman had noticed something odd that had been included in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report that was presented to the old board on Nov. 17. On page 95 of the audit, it reported enrollment increases of 7.52 percent this year, 11.2 percent in 2008 and 6.39 percent in 2007.
The numbers looked too high for Goldman considering how enrollment has slowed in recent years.
Following Goldman's questions, school administrators said they realized the percentages were calculated incorrectly. It should have read as 2.76 percent this year, 4.63 percent in 2008 and 6.28 percent in 2007.
The corrected page is part of the new packet given to board members for today's meeting. Click here for the original sheet and here for the revised sheet. The online version of the report has the corrected page.
Goldman said it was important to get it right because she didn't want wrong numbers to be used by people to argue against converting schools back to a traditional calendar.