A new website, SCSboard.org, will carry live streaming video of all meetings of the unified 23-member Shelby County Board of Education and promises to provide "accurate, updated information from all parties involved in the merger of the Memphis City and the Shelby County school systems."
Created as a collaboration between MCS and SCS, it has a section featuring the board members, another section featuring the 21-member transition commission charged with crafting a plan for merger and aims to provide ways for the public to contact members of both.
Videos of past meetings will also be available. The 4-hour organizational meeting held Oct. 10 is available.
Jeffrey Warren, an MCS representative, said there was a desire to add live Web streaming. Cable channel 19 also carries board meetings, which are available on MCS's radio station, FM 88.5.
Warren credited MCS chief information officer Rich Valerga and the tech company e2edu.net with making it happen so quickly.
The first official business meeting of the board is Tuesday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Teaching & Learning Academy, 2485 Union.