11/1/06 Update: On October 23, 2006, after the expiration of the Act 34 Comment Period, the school board reversed its previous decision and unanimously agreed to air the hearing. The district is listing viewing times on LMSD TV6 and on its website. During the last week, residents have complained to us that the meeting is not showing at the published times. The district has informed us that it experienced a "programming mixup due to daylight savings time" and that they have corrected the problem. In response to our request, the district also informed us that it is unable to upload the hearing on its website so that the public can view it at their convenience. Thus, we will continue to offer it on our site.
Despite repeated requests from members of the public who were unable to attend, the School Board had refused to air the video of this public hearing, instead making it available only to those willing to request this public information and go to the District offices to obtain it on CD. We have had to pay for much of the public information that we have requested from the District under the Commonwealth Sunshine Act. In keeping with our commitment to educate citizens by providing them with free access to all relevant public information, here is your opportunity to view the full video of the Act 34 Hearing that was held on September 21, 2006. Please click the play arrow to start the video. For more instructions, please click the "continue reading" link below the video screen.
The video is 2 hours and 20 minutes. You should be able to use the slide arrow to go to any point in the hearing. If you are having trouble with the screen controls, click on the Google Video arrow and then on "Go To Google Video." From there you can view the video with more controls. Please e-mail us via the "E-mail Me" link in the left hand column if you are still having problems. You can also provide your comments by clicking on the "comments" link under the video screen in the previous view (click the back arrow of you browser to get there). Thank you for taking the time to watch this important meeting.