Evaluation of Alabama school district websites

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What information can people find on their school district website in Alabama?

This page captured a snapshot of the information contributed by Sunshine Review users after they've studied the information made available on Alabama school district websites.

See also: School districts websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on Alabama' school district websites to what can be found on school district websites in other states.

The Alabama School Connection conducted a review of all 132 school district websites in 2009 and 2010, looking for more than 30 key pieces of information, including district check registers and strategic plans, among other information. The 2010 review showed great improvement in many school districts putting information online. [1] A complete listing of school districts and links to their sites can be found at this link.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
P
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means that information was partially provided

Check the Sunshine Review page about each school district for more detailed information about what information is available on the school district website, along with recommendations SR users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

In November of 2012, Sunshine Review evaluated the 10 largest school districts, which averaged a "D+" website transparency score.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Audits? Public records? Academics? Background checks?
Y
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5 5 3 5 6 6 4 1 5 5
P
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4 4 7 5 2 3 1 0 1 0
N
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1 1 0 0 2 1 5 9 4 5

Comparison chart


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2010

Overall Alabama school district websites earned a "D" transparency grade in 2010.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Audits? Public records? Academics? Background checks?
Y
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100 94 20 37 89 2 34 4 23 20
P
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23 33 73 87 36 124 8 12 104 6
N
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12 8 42 11 10 9 93 119 8 109

All school district ratings

Comparison chart


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Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about an Alabama school district, you can correct it immediately or report the error.