Abbotsford – In thing that Chilliwack residents have been able to witness for quite some time, are both council and school board meetings, streamed on libe.
In the case of the Chilliwack School Board, watching trustees struggle with the Anti-SOGI debate while trying to conduct the basic business of education, has become must watch TV. (To the point of the almost ridiculous, but we digress).
Now, 9 months after the Abbotsford School Board agreed to live stream their trustee meetings, the equipment has been tested and the colour bars come down in February.
The January 15 school board meeting was the final (pubic) meeting that was not live-streamed.
Now comes the spring as School District IT employees at the school district have just a couple of weeks to make sure everything looks okay. When live, there will be a disclaimer informing everyone that they are indeed “live”.
Shirley Wilson, Trustee and former School Board chair told FVN that she could not comment on the new televised policy but noted that there are trustees that “are pleased to have the live streaming begin, to ensure there is a public accountability for content and comments made at the table.”