A few folks will be happy to find out that House Bill 61 is on the agenda today. Here is a link to House Bill 61. House Bill 61
This bill requires that all public meetings of the boards of education of public school districts, vo-tech school districts, and public meetings of charter schools’ boards of directors be digitally recorded and made available to the public on the districts’ and charter schools’ websites within seven business days. The recordings will not be considered the official board minutes.
Currently the Red Clay Consolidated School District, Christina School District, and the Capital School District on a voluntary basis approved by their boards of education have been providing the public digital recordings of their board public session meetings via the district’s websites.The Delaware State Board of Education is required by the State Board of Education to make available within one business day digital recordings of its board meetings on the Delaware Department of Education’s website.
Christina is actually a board policy, so recording is no longer voluntary in CSD, it’s mandatory. http://www.christinak12.org/district-policy/section-1000/ps-01-07.pdf
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I want to say Colonial, Brandywine, Cape Henlopen, and Appoquinimink all have this policy as well. Matt Denn impressed a lot of people when he recorded all the IEP Task Force meetings as well. I would love to see this as policy for ALL public meetings, but one step at a time.
Me too Kevin – in fact ALL committees, boards, task forces, etc. should provide this for their constituents. I loved being able to listen to the IEP Task Foce meetings during my lunch hour and then submitting comments online if needed. That is democracy at work in the digital age!