Winners of eBOARD Awards of Excellence Demonstrate Best Practice in Use of Administrative Technology
School districts recognized for how they use cloud-based technology to align work, save money and demonstrate accountability and transparency

June 17, 2011– Atlanta – eBOARDsolutions announces the winners for the first annual eBOARD Awards of Excellence. The program was designed to recognize and showcase best practices in school governance and leadership in the areas of strategic plan management, meetings administration and internal and external communications. School systems who participated used a self-assessment tool which scored their use of the eBOARD technology as well as submitted responses to questions about how they use this collaborative technology to be more transparent and accountable, align the work of the organization back to their strategic plans and become a more efficient and effective organization allowing them to focus on student success in their school system.

Winners were recognized today in Savannah, Georgia at the Georgia School Boards Association’s Summer Conference and Delegate Assembly which speaker list includes Diane Ravitch, noted author and education reformer, Nathan Deal, Governor of the state of Georgia, Michael Thurman, attorney and author and Mary Broderick, President of the National School Boards Association. One focus of the conference was the “Vision for Public Education.” and the recommendations stemming from the work of the planning team.

The 2011 eBOARD Awards of Excellence winners are as follows:
Best Overall Use of eBOARD

1st Barrow County Schools
2nd (tie) City Schools of Decatur
2nd (tie) Richmond County Schools
3rd Jeff Davis County Schools

Best Use of Meetings Module

1st City Schools of Decatur
2nd (tie) Barrow County Schools
2nd (tie) Forsyth County Schools
3rd Georgia Department of Education

Best Use of Strategic Plan Module

1st Fayette County Schools
2nd Barrow County Schools
3rd Richmond County Schools
Dr. Wanda Creel, Superintendent of Barrow county Schools, comments, ”

We are thrilled to have received the Awards of Excellence for 2011. eBOARD has provided Barrow County Schools with a collaborative communications and monitoring tool that ensures that our systemic process is aligned at the district level and cascaded to each individual school. The suite of eBOARD modules allows us to not only post but also monitor and report on our system and school strategic plans, system and school Balanced Scorecards, meeting agendas and minutes for a wide variety of district, departmental, school, and grade level meetings. Our leadership team has worked very hard and we are humbled to see our work recognized publicly.”

Mark Willis, COO of eBOARDsolutions, adds, “We salute Barrow County Schools and all of the other winners for being leaders in the area of effective governance and administrative technology. These districts have taken full-advantage of eBOARD to ensure that they are aligning their work, streamlining internal processes, saving money, and being transparent with the students and communities they serve. We are proud to recognize them for their hard work and are excited to share their stories with others.”

About eBOARD
Imagine your entire team, all operating on the same page, with a clear understanding of the expectations necessary to prepare your students for college, career, and life. eBOARD is more than just a piece of governance software; it is the only system in the marketplace to centralize, communicate, and align strategic and operational plans, leader evaluations, board policies, administrative regulations, meeting agendas and other important communications and documents.

eBOARD is a cloud-based governance tool that helps organizations by:

Providing a single source for access to pertinent data for effective decision-making
Stakeholders can easily find information through advanced search capabilities
Saving time and money by streamlining workflow and eliminating paper dependency
Enhancing communications with all stakeholders
eBOARD Modules include:

Strategic Plan – Monitor, track, manage and report on the organization’s strategic plan to all stakeholders
Meetings – Streamline agenda preparation and enhance the effectiveness of all meetings (not just board meetings)
Evaluation – Enhance, align and streamline governance and leadership evaluations and assessments
Policy – Publish policies, regulations and exhibits for easy access by all stakeholders
Communications – Improve communications with all stakeholders
Documents – Build an online library for easy access to important documents
About eBOARDsolutions

eBOARDsolutions (EBS) is the leader in the effective integration of technology and governance. EBS products are used by over 180 local boards of education, state boards of education, state agencies and associations.

eBOARDsolutions has a strategic partnership with the following associations:

Alabama Association of School Boards
Arkansas School Boards Association
Georgia School Boards Association
Iowa Association of School Boards
North Carolina School Boards Association
Wisconsin School Boards Association

Contact: Lisa Dubernard
Marketing Consultant, eBOARDsolutions
ldubernard@eboardsolutions.com
(678) 386-3775 – mobile
http://www.eboardsolutions.com

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