Oswego County Today (Oswego, NY)
August 12, 2016
PARISH – Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District is leveraging the power of the Internet to radically improve the governance process, while saving time and taxpayer dollars.
This new eGovernance initiative will enable the organization to maximize the effectiveness of their board meetings with increased transparency, providing a basis for better and more open communication with the public, while dramatically increasing productivity.
The paperless meeting solution, called BoardDocs LT, is a 100% web-based service that uses a structured, collaborative workflow that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs and legal requirements of public school boards, county commissions, municipal governments and a wide variety of other types of governing bodies.
By making meeting agendas and supporting documents available on the internet, APWCSD will be able distribute documents associated with board meetings more quickly and efficiently.
Electronic distribution will not only save time and resources, but it will also provide unprecedented public access via the APWCSD website to agenda items and other governing body-related information.
This process will allow interested parties to review information prior to board meetings. 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.
Additionally, BoardDocs LT will increase the amount of time members of the governing body have to review agenda information, enabling them to better prepare for meetings.
The new eGovernance features can be accessed via the organization’s website at www.apwschools.org.