BoardDocs Subscribers Win “Sunny Award” For Transparency

ATLANTA (April 22, 2011) — Seven BoardDocs® subscribers have been recognized by the editors of Sunshine Review and are recipients of the 2nd annual “Sunny Award." The 2011 awards, given to 112 winners out of the more than 6000 organizations reviewed in the nation, recognize the best state and local government Web sites in America that exceeded transparency standards.

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Sunshine Review is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting transparency and proactive disclosure of data at the state and local levels. A “10 Point Transparency Checklist” is used to analyze state and local government Web sites.

The following BoardDocs subscribers earned a perfect Web site transparency score based on proactive disclosure of information on budgets, meetings, elected and administrative officials, permits and zoning, audits, contracts, lobbying, public records, and taxes, as well as the ease of use and availability of information:

  • Austin Independent School District, Texas
  • Arlington Public Schools, Virginia
  • Howard County Public Schools, Maryland
  • Jordan School District, Utah
  • Orange County Public Schools, Florida
  • Township High School District 211, Illinois
  • Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, Virginia

Since its inception in 2008, Sunshine Review has analyzed the governmental transparency Web sites of all fifty states. Last year, 41 Web sites earned grades of “A” transparency grades. As the pioneer of eGovernance solutions, BoardDocs has helped hundreds of organizations nationwide dramatically increase transparency, as well as reduce costs and time-of-staff, by leveraging the power of the Internet to publish and distribute information.

To review more specific information on the checklist areas and learn more about The Sunshine Review, visit

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