Evaluation of Oregon school district websites

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Sunshine Review contributors conducted a study of Oregon 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

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

means that information was partially provided on the school district website

Conclusions chart


In 2012, Sunshine Review evaluated the 10 largest school districts in Oregon: Portland Public Schools, Salem-Keizer School District, Beaverton School District, Eugene School District, Hillsboro School District, North Clackamas School District, Bend-La Pine School District, Medford School District, Tigard-Tualatin School District, Gresham-Barlow School District. These school districts averaged a C+ website transparency grade. The details for each school district are noted in the chart below.

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

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.