PA Cyber improves public access
Jun 23, 2014
MIDLAND, PA - PA Cyber adopts "next generation" paperless meeting technology to save time, money and increase transparency.
The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School is leveraging the power of the Internet to improve its governance and transparency process while saving time, taxpayer dollars and the environment, according to Dr. Michael Conti, the school's CEO.
"The paperless meeting solution, called BoardDocs®, will replace the old, time-consuming and costly method of compiling, printing, binding and distributing PA Cyber Board of Trustees material by hand," Conti said. "It's a remarkably easy-to-use solution that will enable us to maximize the effectiveness of our board meetings with increased transparency, providing a basis for better and more open communication with the public.
"Electronic distribution will not only save time and resources, but it will also provide unprecedented public access via our website to agenda items and other PA Cyber Board of Trustees-related information," Conti said.
"This process will allow anyone to review information prior to board meetings, and, after the meeting, individuals can review the agenda items and see what action the trustees took, and how they voted," he said. "All documents associated with the meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed by meeting date or by using the system's comprehensive search feature."
The new feature eventually will be integrated into the new PA Cyber website, and can be accessed here until then.
BoardDocs® was initially developed in the year 2000 for a Georgia school district, and since then, hundreds of governing bodies nationwide have adopted the system, according to the company. BoardDocs uses a structured, collaborative workflow that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs and legal requirements of public schools, county commissions, municipal governments and a wide variety of other types of governing bodies.
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About PA Cyber
Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.