SUNNY AWARDS: School District's Website Honored | Schools
West Des Moines Community Schools won a national award this week.
Government transparency nonprofit, the Sunshine Review named the district as one of the winners of the fourth annual Sunny Awards.
The award honors the most transparent government websites in the nation. WDSM are one of 250 government entities to receive it.
“The Sunny Awards recognize governments that make transparency a priority. The winners of the Sunny Awards are cities, counties and school districts that proactively share the public information that empowers citizens and keeps government accountable to the people,” said Michael Barnhart, President of Sunshine Review. “We would like to congratulate West Des Moines Community Schools for being a champion for transparency and serving as a leader to every state and local government around the nation.”
Items available on their website such as budgets, meetings, lobbying, financial audits, contracts, academic performance, public records and taxes were considered.