WCCUSD staff worked out a great way to accommodate the district’s legal requirement for housing a growing charter school while getting a closed school site that has been festering as abandoned buildings since 2009 out of its hair. The plan: sell the abandoned property to the charter in return for the charter (Caliber) waiving it’s future legal facilities rights. Slowness in moving forward with the plan has allowed a coalition driven by fear and hate to mobilize to possibly nix the deal.
I’ve always been annoyed by the fact that, even though staff makes recordings of our WCCUSD Citizens Bond Oversight Committee meetings, no one seemed to be able to get a hold of them. Then (supposedly) they are destroyed after being used to draft minutes. Not very useful for the rest of us.
After a lot of work, I think can get them regularly now. As of today, I have recordings of the last two meetings.
The next step was finding a way to make them available. For this, I’m trying a service called Podomatic. It gives you 500Mb of free storage and packages the sound files as podcasts. Just use a special link to get to the podcast page:
From this page you can listen to a recording, subscribe to the recordings, or download them. A multi- or single-track players can easily be embedded like this:
I’ll see how this works out.