Saturday, June 06, 2009

BOE Now on Channel 74

A random peek at Channel 74 this afternoon turned up a school board meeting.

City Councilwomen Linda Carter and Annie McWilliams and BOE member Patricia Barksdale have been pushing to have the school board meetings televised, as council meetings now are. But for many weeks they were told it could not be done due to lack of staff. Barksdale, the school board liaison to the City Council, recently came to a council meeting to hand over the most recent DVD of a school board meeting, noting about six had already been given to the city for airing on the city's community channel.

The session shown today dates back to November and features impassioned pleas from parents and coaches of the Tsunami Track Club, which had used the high school for indoor practice until being denied early in the 2008-09 school year. The matter was resolved many months ago.

Besides being a bit out of date, the BOE meeting was not reflected on the Channel 74 schedule, which is on the city web site. So there is more work to be done on correlating the programming with the posted schedule.

Now that the City Council only holds one agenda session and one regular meeting per month, the governing body is turning up quite often in repeat showings on Channel 74. Dr. Harold Yood and other regular commenters may turn into local celebrities with all the exposure.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it make sense to put on the most recent BOE meetings. What is the point of showing meetings that do not allow the people to know what is happening now.

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The delay was a conspiracy by the City. The BOE continuously showed up the City. The Mayor wanted to wait until AFTER the election. Staff was told NOT to air the meetings until the election was over.

9:47 PM  

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