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Evaluation of Utah school district websites

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Sunshine Review contributors conducted a study of Utah 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
Partial.png

means that information was partially provided on the school district website

Conclusions chart

2012

A recent review in April 2012 of the ten largest school districts (Jordan School District, Granite School District, Davis School District, Alpine School District, Weber School District, Salt Lake City School District, Nebo School District, Washington County School District, Provo School District, and Cache School District) found that they averaged a "B+" website transparency grade.

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

2010

Overall, Utah school district websites earn a "D" transparency grade in the 2010 reviews.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Audits? Public records? Academics? Background checks?
Y
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6 12 25 28 26 3 6 5 23 13
P
Partial.png
5 1 11 7 5 4 2 0 2 11
N
600px-Red x.png
28 26 3 4 8 32 31 34 14 15

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.