It's quite possible that this report will uncover some questionable expenses. It's also possible that the report will uncover legitimate expenses that will be presented as questionable. And it may be that nothing of substance beyond what has already been reported will be uncovered. The local media should work to investigate questionable expenses within our government and elsewhere.
But as someone who has watched Channel 3 sometimes for several hours straight after dinner time, I have to wonder where Ken Selvaggi's commitment to coverage of JCPS disappeared to. The "special section" of WAVE's website has six stories on it, the most recent from September 2013. I may be wrong, but I think a few things have happened in JCPS since then.
The local media can jump on every bus crash, failing school report, and nude pictures in class report they find, but they have no time to discuss the numerous things that go right in JCPS, or even to give an update about the school board meetings that happen every two weeks.
Yes, Eric Flack, you should cover the bad stuff. But why don't you and your station spend a bit of time investigating the stuff that is going right? Why not investigate the questions that every parent has when navigating JCPS? Why not explain the school assignment process in depth? Why not direct people to places where they can research schools, tell them about how they can tour schools before making a selection, or simply profiling each school to provide its strengths and weaknesses?
So once again I challenge local stations to spend some of those 89 hours of their news day to cover JCPS in full. Even the boring parts. JCPS provides a valuable service to the community. Our media should as well.