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Evaluation of Tennessee school district websites

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Sunshine Review contributors conducted a study of Tennessee 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

means that information was partially provided on the school district website

Conclusions chart


In May 2012, Sunshine Review evaluated the 11 most populous school districts for website transparency. Eleven districts were evaluated instead of regular 10 because Memphis School District was merged with Shelby in 2013-2014. The average grade for the school district websites was a "C-" at 51.5 percent.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Audits? Public records? Academics? Background checks?
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6 5 11 7 5 2 0 4 9 10
0 3 0 4 6 5 4 2 1 0
600px-Red x.png
5 3 0 0 0 4 7 5 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.