Legislator Bill Meyer recently hosted students and their advisor from the "Big Picture" School. The school is committed to the development of an innovative and personalized school that draws upon the community to help our students learn and grow both academically and ethically. Field trips, internships and service learning provide opportunities for relationship building and exposure to real-life situations.
"The Legislature proudly hosted five Big Picture students and their advisor as part of their observation of government" Meyer said. The students started their day by attending the County Facilities Standing Committee meeting chaired by Kathy Rapp. They observed the discussion and voting process on two items. After the committee meeting, Legislator Meyer provided the students with a brief tour of the legislative chambers and then embarked on a full tour of the court house and civic center. The students were able to sit in the Teddy Roosevelt chair outside the Administrative Court office and had a brief tour of the ceremonial court room. The highlight of the day for the students was a visit to an active court room processing domestic violence and family court issues. Students sat in the jury box and were able to observe arraignments and motions on "orders of protection", child support, and criminal and civil actions. The students also had a personal tour of the Civil War Flags display outside the County Clerk's office. Nine flags representing different units from New York are displayed, some with battle damage.
Legislator Meyer would like to thank the Big Picture Students and their advisor for spending the morning learning about county government, the local justice system, and our rich history on display in the Clerk's office.