CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High students got an up-close look at what goes on at a Chatham Board of Education meeting Monday night, taking over the cameras and production of the live streaming broadcast that could be viewed by residents of Chatham Borough and Chatham Township.
Connor Henderson, CHS media teacher, directed the broadcast, which took place in the Chatham High Library/Media Center for the first time since the location was permanently moved from the Chatham Township Municipal Building.
"I thought it went well for the first run," Henderson said. "We want to be as prepared as possible. We need to work on sound and make sure we can hear everyone. I think there were a few board members that had microphones just a little too far away from their mouths. That's an easy fix.
"The speakers on a laptop are going to be a lot softer than the ones on your TV, so we'll work on boosting volume."
Henderson's media students signed up to work the BOE meeting, with Colin Pierce, Mason Agostinelli and Mike McCaffrey working the three cameras and Shane Carlin taking care of the soundboard.
The move to the high school is part of the board's transition from the Chatham Township Municipal Building. A new Central Office is being built behind CHS and is expected to be completed this fall.