Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Ind. Gov't. - Update on Commission on Improving the Status of Children meetings
Updating this ILB entry from August 22nd, which end with:
No word on a webpage for the Commission or whether further meetings will be videocast AND archived. Although Kwiatkowski @IndyMarisaK tweeted during the meeting "It's kind of sad how excited I am about the amount of data in this commission packet," the absence of a website means there is no way for the public (including those who work with children at the state and local level) to access the data.There is very good news! From a news release issued this morning:
The Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana will hold upcoming meetings on October 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and December 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Conference Rooms 1 & 2 at the Indiana Government Center South. The meetings are open to the public.
Thanks to the Indiana Department of Education, the October meeting will be videotaped and archived meeting video will be online at a later date (as soon as possible). The December meeting will also be videotaped with a live stream available during the meeting and archived video online after the meeting.
The Commission is also pleased to announce IN.gov will create a permanent website devoted to the work of the Commission. The website is under construction and not yet available. Meantime, a temporary site is available. The temporary website will link to meeting video, agenda details and information on topics discussed. The Commission looks forward to making the permanent website a place where those interested in the needs of children can learn more about the Commission and its enabling statute, which Governor Mike Pence signed into law on April 30, 2013.
The multi-branch statewide Commission held its inaugural meeting on August 21, 2013. It is aimed at improving the status of children in Indiana. In cooperation with other entities, members of the Commission will study issues concerning vulnerable youth, review and make recommendations concerning pending legislation, and promote information sharing and best practices.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 8, 2013 11:53 AM
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