Lincoln-Way District 210 adopts new board management technology
Friday, January 20, 2017

Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 is leveraging cloud-based technology to improve the governance process while saving staff time and taxpayer dollars. The service will allow the Board of Education to maximize the effectiveness of board meetings with increased transparency, providing a basis for better and more open communication with the public.

BoardDocs Pro uses a structured, collaborative workflow that is designed to meet the needs and legal requirements of many governing bodies, including public school boards. Through the metasearch feature, members of the school board will have access to best practices from other districts who use the system, allowing them to gain important knowledge about initiatives other governing bodies have considered and implemented.

Electronic distribution will not only save time and resources, but it will also provide public access via the BoardDocs website to agenda items and other board-related information. This process allows interested parties to review information prior to meetings. After meetings, individuals can review the agenda items and see what action the board took, complete with voting results. All documents associated with the meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed by date or by using the system’s search feature.

The new board management features can be accessed via the Board of Education tab on the Lincoln-Way District webpage. Users can then click on “Board Docs — 2017” in order to gain access.

“Although the implementation of this system is recent, we can already see the benefits that it will provide,” says Superintendent Scott Tingley. “The board’s decision to approve this new system allows us to improve the organization of important materials, as well as continue provide information to the public.”