Trustee proposes internet streaming

Township, City both already broadcast meetings online

At least one Langley school trustee wants to see board of education meetings be streamed over the internet like Township and City council meetings.

At last Tuesday’s meeting (April 30), Trustee Megan Dykeman put forward a notice of motion asking staff to look into the cost of setting up live feed cameras to broadcast and archive the meetings online. The Township has been doing this for sometime and the City joined a few years ago.

Dykeman pointed out that many parents simply can’t stay as late as meetings go because they have to have their children in bed.

The motion will be brought to the next school board meeting.

Already, the school board is embracing technology, by purchasing iPads for all the trustees and administrators in an effort to be paperless.

Tuesday’s meeting was the first time the trustees used the iPads alongside their large paper agenda. By next meeting, the paper should be gone.