Sunshine Review is a non-profit organization that assesses state and local government transparency, evaluating the content of every state website and more than 60,000 local government websites.
The AAPS website, a2schools.org, has won yet another “Sunny Award” for its transparency in reporting information on salaries, taxes, budgets, elected and administrative officials, contracts, audits, academics, background checks, meetings and public records. The website also earned the “Sunny Award” in 2012.
“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.
Ann Arbor is the only city in Michigan in which both the public schools website and the local government website earned Sunny Awards. Each site received an A- rating.
The Sunny Awards announcement falls during annual “Sunshine Week,” March 10-16, a period nationally recognized by hundreds of media and civic organizations, that celebrates the efforts of activists and the strides taken towards open government.
Sunshine Review collaborates with individuals and organizations throughout America in the cause of an informed citizenry and a transparent government. Since its inception in 2008, Sunshine Review has analyzed the websites of all 50 states and more than 7,000 state and local entities.
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