A report on the Monongalia County’s Education board meeting For this assignment I chose to attend a board of education regular meeting of the county of Monongalia in Morgantown West Virginia. The meeting was held on a Tuesday on October 10 2017 at the administrative office at seven o’clock in the evening. What struck me when I entered the regular meeting room was the cool and balanced mood brought in by the grey plastered walls and polished grey floor. The room oozed formality and sophistication. There were matching grey metallic chairs where the general public sat to watch the proceedings. On this day the attendance was minimal with just a few ladies and gentlemen scattered across the three parallel rows separated by an aisle in the small room. The board members consisting of two women and three men sat across a grey raiser with microphones distributed across them and in class it is fair to say students are not well versed in local government policies and functions. What happens on the ground is more detailed and involving than we perceive in class or in the media especially when you look at the policy making process. From my first-hand account of the process all the members seemed fairly committed to justly serving the community without bias or prejudice. The reasons they gave for backing the motions and even the questions asked showed this very clearly. I was positively surprised by the proceedings of the meeting. What truly surprised me about the process is how much time is spent researching and deliberating on policies. How tedious the processes and procedures of the policies are before implementation and how the board members honestly give themselves to serve the local community with little recognition. They embody the true definition of public service. [...]
You must watch a board of education video in order to compose the report. The link to the video, instructions and a sample of a board of education government report will be attached in a file.