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Evaluation of South Dakota school district websites

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

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

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

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
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


In 2012, Sunshine Review evaluated the ten largest school districts in South Dakota: Sioux Falls School District, Rapid City Area School District, Watertown School District, Aberdeen School District, Yankton School District, Meade School District, Brookings School District, Pierre School District, Mitchell School District, and Brandon Valley School District. These school districts averaged a C- website transparency grade.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Audits? Public records? Academics? Background checks?
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2 5 9 7 7 1 4 1 7 5
0 3 1 3 3 2 2 1 0 0
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8 2 0 0 0 7 4 8 3 5

Comparison chart

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All rated districts

Comparison chart

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Correcting errors

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