POLL: How Transparent is the San Juan Unified School District?

How would you grade school district?

Last month, the state legislature suspended the mandate that local jurisdictions—cities, counties, school districts, water districts and special districts—post meeting agendas for the public. The suspension also allows local jurisdictions to forgo reporting to the public about actions taken during closed-session meetings.

Officials at the say they're monitoring the situation but aren't currently planning to make any changes.

"We recognize appropriately noticed agendas as a basic and essential tool for fostering trust, transparency and engagement with our community," district spokesman Trent Allen said in an emailed statement. "We plan no changes in how we distribute agendas which is already electronically except for a few occasional requests for paper copies."

"We have not received full assessments of the legislature’s actions however and remain open to looking at any other possibilities, outside of agenda distribution, that would allow us to save funds while maintaining or enhancing our current level of transparency."

What grade would you give the SJUSD for transparency and ease of public access? (Please explain your vote in the comments.)


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