Ann Arbor schools honored with 'Sunny Award' for website transparency
Ann Arbor Public Schools recently was recognized by a national nonprofit for maintaining one of the most open and transparent public websites in America.
Ann Arbor was one of just 214 public or government entities to obtain the honor this year, after 6,000 websites were analyzed.
“This is really just an unexpected treat because we know that we work very hard for transparency in the district. So to be recognized without solicitation from a group that is all about holding state and local government agencies accountable, is really quite a treat,” Mexicotte said.
AAPS was given a grade of an A- by the Sunshine Review. Detroit Public Schools also received a Sunny Award and an A-. Detroit and Ann Arbor were the only school district websites from Michigan to be recognized.
The Sunshine Review honored three government entities in Michigan. They were the cities of Kalamazoo, Lansing and Portage. Portage was the only city to receive an A+.
According to its website, six states earned nearly half of the 214 Sunny Awards. The leading states were Florida (28), Texas (21), Illinois (19), Virginia (14), Ohio (10) and Pennsylvania (10).