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Evaluation of North Carolina school district websites

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Sunshine Review contributors conducted a study of North Carolina school district websites from 2010 to 2013.

They researched to determine what type of information is available to the general public on these websites. The following page provides a snapshot of what they learned in the course of this research.

Reading the chart

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the school district website

600px-Red x.png

means that the information was not provided on the school district website
P
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means that information was partially provided on the school district website

Conclusions chart

2012

In July of 2012, Sunshine Review evaluated the ten largest school districts in North Carolina: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Wake County Schools, Guilford County Schools, Cumberland County Schools, Forsyth County Schools, Gaston County Schools, Durham Public Schools, Buncombe County Schools, Robeson County Schools, and Union County Public Schools. These schools averaged a "B" in website transparency, the details are listed in the below chart.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Audits? Public records? Academics? Background checks?
Y
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7 8 9 10 6 8 8 7 9 9
P
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1 2 1 0 4 2 1 2 1 1
N
600px-Red x.png
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Correcting errors

If you discover an error in one of the above charts or on a school district page, please report the error to the school board elections project.