This journey began in October 2014 when I first attempted to live stream the public Board of Education meeting for the North Vancouver School District. The decision to record and stream the meeting was made as the meeting began. A hand held iPad tethered to my cell phone.It quickly became apparent I needed a tripod. As my arms were tired I was grateful when Superintended Lewis demanded I cease recording, however I was also incredibly disappointed.
School Board meetings are public events, are newsworthy and video recording should be standard procedure. Government accountability and transparency was part of my election campaign and I believe video recording of meetings is an important step to allow the media and the public to hold the school board accountable to the decisions they make.