Board of Education Launches eGovernance Initiative
The Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District is leveraging the power of the Internet to improve the governance process while saving time, taxpayer dollars and the environment. The new eGovernance initiative replaces the costly method of compiling, printing, binding and distributing paper agenda packets by hand. The remarkably powerful, easy-to-use solution will enable the district to maximize the effectiveness of their board meetings with increased transparency, providing a basis for better and more open communication with the public, while dramatically increasing productivity and saving thousands of dollars annually.
In the near future, the Board of Education will also use the BoardDocs technology to publish the policies and procedures of the district online for the public to easily view. Previously, paper versions of the manuals were distributed and maintained throughout the district. Now, by publishing online, the district will assure that all interested parties have access to the most current and historical meeting information immediately. Online distribution will also drastically reduce the expense of distributing policies and procedures.
Additionally, BoardDocs will increase the amount of time board members have to review agenda information, enabling them to better prepare for meetings.
The new eGovernance features can be accessed at http://boarddocs.cnyric.org/ny/scsdny/Board.nsf/Public