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Evaluation of South Carolina school district websites

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Sunshine Review contributors conducted a study of South 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 June of 2012, Sunshine Review re-evaluated the ten largest school districts in the state and found they averaged a "C+" website transparency grade. The ten districts were: Greenville County School District, Charleston County School District, Horry School District, Richland 1, Berkeley School District, Aiken School District, Richland 2, Lexington 1, Beaufort County School District, and Dorchester 2.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Audits? Public records? Academics? Background checks?
Y
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2 5 6 9 8 10 9 3 9 3
P
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4 3 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
N
600px-Red x.png
4 2 0 0 2 0 0 5 1 7

2010

The rest of the evaluations were conducted in 2010, where the districts averaged a "D" website transparency grade.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Audits? Public records? Academics? Background checks?
Y
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6 27 73 56 75 14 36 3 47 4
P
Partial.png
5 4 7 25 5 16 3 3 5 3
N
600px-Red x.png
74 54 5 4 5 55 46 79 33 78

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.

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