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Groundhog Day at the School Board

A few people have asked me recently why on earth the same July School Board meeting is still playing on public access -- over and over and over and over.

And none of the videotaped meetings from August or September have seen the light of day.

School boardWell, here's the story.

Turns out the person who used to videotape the meetings retired this summer. And the person filling in did not know how to convert the videotapes to the format that's needed for TV.

So all those meetings for the past few months have been taped -- they just never got on TV.

The good news: the conversion problem appears to be solved. So this week's board meeting should actually get onto public access.

As for the meetings from August and September -- it sounds as though they'll never make it to the screen.

But at least that July meeting will finally disappear from your living room.

- Mary Pasciak

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Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee joined The Buffalo News in 2007 and currently covers education and suburban schools. She also writes a column for the City & Region section and previously covered government in Erie County and Niagara Falls. Gee graduated from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science.

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Tiffany Lankes joined The Buffalo News in 2013 and primarily covers the Buffalo Public Schools. She has written about education since 2003 at newspapers in Florida and New York. In 2008, she was a nominated finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Lankes is an Amherst native and graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Syracuse University. She started her journalism career writing for the News’ NeXt section.

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Sandra Tan has been a cityside reporter for The Buffalo News since 2000 and currently covers the Buffalo Public Schools beat. She previously covered the Williamsville school district and was a full-time education reporter for five years prior to joining The News. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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Deidre Williams

Deidre Williams began working for The Buffalo News in 1999 and currently covers Buffalo Public Schools. She formerly was a suburban reporter on the Northtowns beat and has been a cityside reporter covering communities since 2004. Williams has a mass communications degree from Towson University.

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