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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Board of Education Meetings On The World Wide Web


Westfield Bd. of Education

     The Westfield Board of Education voted Tuesday evening to broadcast meetings on the Internet as soon as "technologically possible."  Meetings are open to the public and can be viewed on TV36, Westfield's local television station. 
     The availability to watch the school board meetings "on demand" allows viewers to choose when they want to watch a recorded meeting.  Busy schedules often interfere with ones ability to attend a meeting or view the meetings on TV36's pre-programmed schedule. 
     Board of Education member Mitch Slater appears to have been instrumental in pushing the concept from just an idea to making it reality with the help of other board members voting in favor of the plan.

Could Westfield Town Council meetings be next?    

Go to the following link to view Westfield Patch's coverage of the topic:

http://westfield.patch.com/articles/boe-meetings-coming-to-a-computer-near-you

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