Question: As a tax payer after viewing the Budget Video, I felt as though our Administration and BOE, by making this video had misappropriated tax payer money to make the video and as a tax payer I find it uncomfortable that it seemed as though the video made an attempt to politicize our school budget process - was this all legal, and I would like to know exactly how many people did I pay to give input on the video, how many people did I pay to make the video, and how much did it cost all together, given time and resources to make the video and get it on the BP Website?
Answer: The script for the video was written by the communications specialist in collaboration with the superintendent of schools. The communications specialist used the free, online software program Animoto to create the video. (http://www.animoto.com/) The music used was downloaded from a royalty-free music site at no cost. The photos used are photos that have been taken throughout the year by the communications specialist, who routinely documents district events. The video was posted on the district website by the Webmaster. The video was edited, produced and posted on our website with no additional cost to taxpayers.
-answered by Monica Lester, Communications Specialist
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