Interesting N&R dispatch from this weekend’s Guilford County Board of Education retreat— board members were briefed on a budget analysis paid for by—-get this —Say Yes to Education:

Thousands of classes at local middle and high schools have fewer than 20 students. More than 120 classes have fewer than 10 students, according to a budget analysis shared Saturday with the Guilford County Board of Education.

Reducing the number of those low enrollment classes alone might yield up to $11.4 million , according to recommendations based on that analysis. The savings could be put toward areas of needed improvement, such as marked disparities in student performance on the ACT.

In all, the budget analysis, paid for by Say Yes to Education, noted opportunities, not obligations, for Guilford County Schools leaders to make such changes as reconfiguring staff in certain departments and reallocating up to $24.6 million.

Anyone who has been following the selection of Guilford County as a Say Yes community knows supporters believe Say Yes is the greatest thing since the invention of the wheel, while any public official who dared ask legitimate questions should feel the wrath of taxpayers, according to N&R columnist Susan Ladd.

So it’s interesting that Say Yes—barely two weeks after after so graciously selecting Guilford County—comes in with ideas