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Evaluation of Pennsylvania school district websites

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Sunshine Review contributors conducted a study of Pennsylvania 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

Conclusion Chart

2012

In 2012, Sunshine Review evaluated the 10 largest school districts and found they averaged a "B" website transparency grade.

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

2010

The following is a conclusion chart of the 501 Pennsylvania school districts evaluated in 2010. At that time the school districts averaged a "D-" website transparency grade.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Audits? Academics? Background checks?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
62 154 197 158 315 10 25 234 34 150 261
P
Partial.png
22 50 231 306 140 28 0 0 19 107 0
N
600px-Red x.png
417 297 73 37 46 463 476 267 448 244 240

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.