Sunday, April 19, 2009

Can I get an Amen?!?

In today's Courier Times is an article about my proposal for remote participation at public meetings when a board member is unable to be physically present. After many months of working on this concept with the Board Policies Committee, the matter finally comes to a vote at our April 28th meeting.

Since this idea was first proposed it was met with opposition by several members of the board, the most common objection being that a board member should be able to see the faces of the people in the audience when casting a vote. I guess this means a blind person cannot serve on a school board?

I could use a little help here. How about a shout-out of support . . . can I get an Amen?!?
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19 comments:

nostradamus said...

Allow me to be your first William - AMEN!

KClarinet said...

Amen from here as well.

Steve said...

Disallowing remote participation just decreases the chances of having the very best people on the Board. To my knowledge, School Board $ compensation does not provide a livable wage. If a terrifically qualified person cannot make it to a meeting due to having to support their family,it should not prevent the district from having top representation.

As far as the need to look a person in the eye,it tends to be a bit overrated. Remember, Bush looked in Putin's eyes and said, "I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy."

I must be living in Jersey said...

Amen, my bruh-thuh.

Blume said...

Is it a coincidence that the 3 levittown reps oppose this idea. Do they object to what is being proposed, or is it against the person who proposed it.

Amen William!

Jose said...

amen

JS said...

Amen, but now your job is to rally up 5 votes or the issue becomes mute again.

And Blume it is the person who proposed it not the idea. If it was one of them they would be all for it.

Wing Man said...

Board politics like this proves that it's not the audience that needs to have an eye kept on it.
Sign me up ... amen!!

I Must Be Living in Jersey said...

Instead of permitting board members from dialing in from the road, can we get a policy that puts a gag order on some of the board members who are at the meeting?

neshaminy101 said...

Didn't Rick Eccles miss an important meeting last year without telling the board where he was or why he couldn't attend? Is that the kind of absence he is referring to?

neshaminy101 said...

I forgot to add my amen along with all the others.

Nickname unavailable said...

AMEN--How long until the Neshaminy board participates in the 21st century?

IrishFarm said...

Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen - Amen.

There are 25 amen's of support for you Mr. O'Connor. Good luck.

TFR1984 said...

Amen!

I Must Be Living in Jersey said...

Just imagine Frank Koziol's reaction when the pony express rider drops off this morning's newspaper and he reads this article.

sportsfan said...

I haven't been to a board meeting in quite a while. Are we still voting based on who we like and don't like ?

If we are - no Amen.
Just a sign of the cross.

Casey said...

Amen, thumbs up, you go boyeeee, whatever.

LivininLevittown said...

Amen

Ivy League said...

I will be a witness for you William, AMEN

I am pretty sure the Levittown 3 are afraid because they wouldn't be able to signal to each other and their cronies.

Full speed ahead.

Now can you answer some of my previously posted questions William????

Thanks!