School board agrees to change some public access policies
Meeting minutes and DVDs to be available within a week of meetings
May 8, 2007
GOFFSTOWN - The school board last night agreed to begin posting minutes and providing meeting DVDs to the town library on a greatly accelerated schedule.

The previous board policy required written requests by residents for obtaining DVD copies of meetings, resulting in a average five-week waiting period for residents to receive those DVDs.  The board also previously posted minutes only four to six weeks after the meetings took place. 

The board's actions came at the request of resident Guy Caron, who discovered the difficulty in obtaining the DVDs and minutes.  Caron stated his request was prompted by the lack of live school board meeting broadcasts, the inability to attend board meetings in person without missing selectmen meetings (the school board schedules its meetings on the same night as selectmen), and the lack of a consistent re-broadcasts of school board meetings on the town's community access channel, GTV.

Today, school board chairman Keith Allard relayed to Caron in an email that the school board does not control whether GTV airs school board meetings live, but indicated the board's intent to discuss the situation with GTV.  He also stated the board's intention to discuss the possibility of changing their  meeting day by the end of June.  



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