BoardNews: Summer 2010

Welcome to the latest edition of BoardNews. The team at BoardDocs is excited to host our 8th Annual eGovernance Workshop on Sept. 16th & 17th in Atlanta, GA! We look forward to seeing many of you there for an enjoyable two days of shared learning in a relaxed, informative and fun atmosphere. BoardDocs has a full calendar of events for the rest of the year, so please check our Upcoming Events page often to find out when we'll be in your area or at a conference you may be attending!

In this edition of BoardNews, you'll find one District's story of adopting innovative, low-cost devices for board members. We have provided Frequently Asked Questions about BoardDocs Pro below, as well as an article published by eSchool News that highlights updates on our "Computers for African Learners" program, which was created for students in developing African countries to enhance learning and global awareness.

We hope you will find this information useful and share it with others who may be interested in eGovernance news and recent advancements. And as always, any feedback that you have is most welcome. Please respond directly to the BoardNews Editor.

Christen Clegg
BoardNews Editor


iPad Makes Going Paperless a Breeze!
Apple's State-of-the-Art, Mobile Device is an Ideal Match for Bremerton School District Board Members
Bremerton School District officials had long discussed moving to online governance. Apple’s new mobile, low-cost iPad device made making the switch easy, affordable and enjoyable!“I had seen BoardDocs’ paperless solutions at the WSSDA Annual Conference numerous times over the years and wanted to do something about the large amount of copies needed for board meetings and staff time that was being eaten up,” said district Director of Finance and Operations Wayne Lindberg. Read More

BoardDocs Pro: A Summary of Recently Released Enhancements
Since the introduction of BoardDocs Pro, we have continued to release new features requested by the BoardDocs community. Some of the new features are simple additions, while others provide significantly
improved functionality for users. The new system has many innovative enhancements; some you may not be aware of or be familiar with using yet. Read More

Emerald Data Solutions’ “Computers for African Learners” Program Enhances Student Learning and Awareness
Earlier this year, Emerald Data Solutions™, Inc. launched “Computers for African Learners” with a donation of laptops and educational software to Kenya’s Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT). The program, founded by Emerald Data Solutions’ President Ari Ioannides, was created to improve student education in Africa and increase student opportunities for achieving an enhanced lifestyle. Read More

The 8th Annual BoardDocs eGovernance Workshop in Atlanta
This year's conference will be hosted on September 16 and 17 at the Ritz Carlton, in downtown Atlanta. It's an exceptional retreat with plenty of attractions in walking distance, and BoardDocs negotiated tremendous room rates for this year's attendees. As always, registration is free for all BoardDocs subscribers and includes meals and all conference activities. The 2010 Workshop promises to be the best yet! For more information on the Workshop, including the full agenda, please visit http://www.boarddocs.com/Home.nsf/WebWorkshop.

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