Canyons School District has received a Sunny Award for having one of the most transparent government Web sites in the nation.
The award was announced Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by the national Sunshine Review, an honor provided to just 247 governmental entities.
“The Sunny Awards recognize governments that make transparency a priority,” said Michael Barnhart, President of Sunshine Review, a national non-profit organization that advocates for transparency in government. The winners of the Sunny Awards are cities, counties and school districts that proactively share the public information that empowers citizens and keeps government accountable to the people.”
More than 7,000 governmental Web sites nationwide were graded based on Sunshine Review’s 10-point Transparency Checklist. Just 1,000 earning a top grades on the 2013 Transparency Report Card had a shot at a Sunny Award. Canyons received an A+ on the report card.