I would like to refer readers of Roland Hansen Commentary to the blog Lucas County Educational Services Center Updates by Angela Zimmann. The Lucas County Educational Service Center (LCESC) is a public educational service organization with a multimillion public dollar budget governed by five elected governing board members that rarely gets any media attention and yet it provides many valuable services to the citizens in the general area of Lucas County. Isn't it about time that this public agency and its elected board receive the same attention of other public agencies and elected bodies? I believe the time is long overdue.
I certainly appreciate the updates provided by Dr. Angela Zimmann, member of the LCESC Governing Board and current President, through her blog. It is too bad that the LCESC website itself does not contain the Governing Board meeting notices, agenda, and past minutes including financial reports. In this modern day and age with the internet combined with the greater public demand concerning transparency and accountability of governmental public bodies, I would think that the administration of the Lucas County Educational Service Center would provide the Governing Board meeting notices, agenda, and past minutes including financial reports on its website. Perhaps the LCESC Governing Board should introduce and pass a motion at one of its public meetings directing its administration to do so.