“Excellence in Progress”
March 29, 2012
COMPTON, Calif., — Compton Unified School District (CUSD) is leveraging the power of the Internet to radically improve the governance process while saving time, taxpayer dollars and the environment.
Beginning this April, CUSD’s Board of Trustees will conduct all board meetings using “BoardDocs®,” which will replace the old method of compiling, printing, binding and distributing paper agenda packets by hand. By making meeting agendas and supporting documents available on the Internet, CUSD will be able to distribute documents associated with board meetings more quickly and efficiently, at a dramatically reduced cost to the district.
Through the paperless solution, the district will maximize the effectiveness of their board meetings with increased transparency. The new system will also provide a basis for better and more open communication with the public, while dramatically increasing productivity and saving thousands of dollars annually.
Electronic distribution will not only save time and resources, it will also provide unprecedented public access via the CUSD’s Web site to agenda items and other board related information. This process will allow interested parties to review and print information prior to board meetings. After the meeting, individuals can review the agenda items and see what action was taken by the board, complete with voting results. All documents associated with the meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed by meeting date or by using the system’s comprehensive search feature.
BoardDocs will increase the amount of time board members have to review agenda information, enabling them to better prepare for meetings. Through the MetaSearch feature, board members will also have access to best practices from other districts that are using the system, allowing them to gain important knowledge about initiatives other boards have considered and implemented.
BoardDocs was developed in 2000 for a Georgia school district. Since then nearly 600 governing bodies nationwide have adopted the system.
For more information about BoardDocs, call (800) 407-0141 or visit www.boarddocs.com.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting CUSD’s Office of Communications at (310) 604-6529 or by visiting www.compton.k12.ca.us.