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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.
 
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.
* See sample [[proactive disclosure|transparency]] legislation at the [http://www.sunshinestandard.org Sunshine Standard]
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==Conclusions chart==
 
==Conclusions chart==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===

Revision as of 16:50, 30 September 2013

Portal:My Government WebsiteMgw small.png
My Government Website
Transparency Checklist
Progress reports
County website project
County comparison chart

City website project
List of cities

School district website project
List of school districts
What information can people find on their school district website in Maryland?

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

See also: School districts websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on Maryland' 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
P
Partial.png
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

2012

In 2012, Sunshine Review re-evaluated the 10 largest school districts: Montgomery County Public Schools, Prince George's County Public Schools, Baltimore City Public School System, Baltimore County Public Schools, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Harford County Public Schools, Howard County Public Schools, Frederick County Public Schools, Carroll County Public Schools, and Charles County Public Schools. These school districts averaged a "B" website transparency grade, or 77%.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials (Sunshine Review)? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Audits? Public records? Academics? Background checks?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
8 10 10 8 10 8 8 3 10 2
P
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0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 2
N
600px-Red x.png
2 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 6

Comparison chart


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2010

In 2010, all of Maryland's school districts were evaluated by Sunshine Review. Maryland scored very high on six of the checklist items, earning an average grade of 62 percent, or a "C" transparency grade overall.

Taxes? Budget? Meetings? Elected officials (Sunshine Review)? Admin. Officials? Contracts? Audits? Public records? Academics? Background checks?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
20 20 23 18 20 9 11 8 20 1
P
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0 1 1 4 2 12 5 0 1 1
N
600px-Red x.png
4 3 0 2 2 3 8 16 3 22

Comparison chart

Please check each district to see when it was last rated, if there is no time stamp then check the "History" tab to see when it was last edited.


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Correcting errors

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