Thursday, July 17, 2014

San Diego Unified earns perfect score for transparency in bond program

Propsoitions S & ZSan Diego Unified earned a perfect score from the San Diego Taxpayers Association for transparency in the bond program and is one of only two school districts to earn this distinction. The report was released on July 9.

According to the report:  "The San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation conducts research on issues relevant to taxpayers including transparency. Taxpayers should be able to quickly determine if new libraries, new pools and new classrooms, for example, that school district officials promised to voters while pitching the bond have been built. In many districts, this information is easier to find today than it has been in the past. This report is intended to provide tools for San Diego County school districts to use in the ongoing process of improving transparency with respect to school facilities bond programs.

Only San Diego Unified School District and Sweetwater Union High School District earned perfect marks on the Transparency Scorecard, with all other districts having at least one missing section."
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