A little DOE mouse tells DOE Dan is worried that if Kilroy gets his way re: digital recordings of local school board meeting online that pressure would be put on the Delaware State Board of Education to record their meeting and put online.
I am also being told that Delaware Governor Jack Markell is concerned that if board meetings were digitally recorded parents, community and state legislator may have TMI on available. Markell claims to be big on open government but it appears that was just campaign babble.
To all state legislators reading this, think about how you can go online and hear school board meeting recordings. Don’t you think it would help you be better informed as to what’s going on in education and the school district you live in? Don’t you have an obligation to know the local issues? Go read the online printed school board meeting notes. They are vague and offer no in-depth information. Many parents and community leaders step up to the microphone during public recognition. It’s time to let them be heard.
Red Clay is using a digital recorder and there wasn’t any need to upgrade the sound system. I hope Merv will step up and ask the Red Clay board to move forward and put the recordings online. If not, I hope the Red Clay school board steps up and takes the action to make it happen. Each school board member ran for board claiming they are for transparency, accountability and open communications. So I just ask that they help delivery their promise and honor this request to put board meeting digital recordings online.
Don’t let Delaware DOE Dan control local boards by urging supers to resist move district communication forward.
Jack, you have the executive power to make it happen! Help let the sunshine in!
Wow, look what this school district did! http://www.retn.org/programs/june-8-2010-meeting
Wow, even more! http://www.lassenhigh.net/alternative/indexJune.html
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