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The Delaware General Assembly is looking at legislation that would require school boards to keep an audio recording of their meetings.

In addition, it would require them to put those online.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the lawmakers and their open-government allies say these would help people to check on their local leaders and keep up on what is happening in the schools.

The paper reports that Christina, Red Clay and Capital school districts already put recordings of their meetings online.

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There’s legislation in the Delaware General Assembly that could allow school boards to raise taxes incrementally without first going to the voters.

The House Education Committee Chair Darryl Scott plans to introduce the measure next week.

Scott told the Wilmington News Journal that he believes this would give the school boards a need tool to manage the district’s money.

The legislation would still force school boards to go to the voters for any tax increase over 3% and for capital projects such as a new school.