Otselic Valley School District has begun using BoardDocs L T, a cloud-based, paper-free software service designed especially for small governing bodies like school districts, local government, and municipalities.
BoardDocs helps the school district to efficiently process “board packets,” the monthly packages of information B O E members use in their work, without extra assembly, printing, distribution, or labor-intensive revisions. It also keeps non-confidential and board-approved materials readily accessible by the public.
A link to O V’s BoardDocs site is now open, and provides access to Board of Education meeting information and a printable agenda. You can also find the link by clicking District on the website home page, then Board of Education, then Board Docs. The Board Docs link can be accessed directly here: .https://www.boarddocs.com/ny/ovcs/Board.nsf/Public
Going forward, we expect meeting minutes to be available through the site once approved by the Board of Education. Board policy items will also populate the “Policies” section of the site when approved.
The service was recommended by past Interim Superintendent Grayson Stevens as a way to increase efficiency and ease of use for the Board of Education and the District Clerk, and make district transparency easy to reach. Electronic access through BoardDocs will save time and resources for all users, he explained, and it will also provide unprecedented public access via the O V C S website.
All content published in BoardDocs is “A D A compliant,” an umbrella term referencing the American Disabilities Act, which indicates content is accessible to people with disabilities. BoardDocs’ accessibility aligns with the school district’s intent to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W C A G) 2.0, Levels A and A A.
BoardDocs was launched in 2002 by Emerald Data Solutions™ (Atlanta, GA), and now serves over 2,500 organizations.