Cherokee Open Govt. Project Launches

The Cherokee County School District said the project will keep the public informed of its "stewardship of fiscal resources."

The announces a new initiative, the Open Government Project, that will enhance its continuous efforts to provide public information to the community.

The Open Government Project web page is at http://portal.cherokee.k12.ga.us/departments/pr/OGP/default.aspx and a link also is available from the front page of the School District’s website at www.cherokee.k12.ga.us.

The School District is committed to transparency of its operations and its budget. Accordingly, the goal of the Project is to provide employees and the broader community with clear understanding of the School District’s mission – teaching and learning – and its stewardship of fiscal resources. The Project for its debut includes numerous open records related to the School District’s budget, which all are in PDF format. A link to download a free copy of Adobe Reader software to open and read PDF documents also is on the web page. Additionally, a link to send comments and questions by email to the Office of Public Information is provided.

While the initial focus of the Project is the budget and financial issues, as the School District is in the midst of its 2012-13 budget development process, the amount and type of records will be periodically expanded and updated.

We hope the community uses this new opportunity to learn more about the School District and become more actively involved in supporting our students and educators.


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