Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
This paper examines the potential for school board websites to engage the public by promoting a greater understanding of school board issues and accepting feedback and recommendations from the local community. An analysis of school board websites in Ontario was conducted to measure the effectiveness of existing websites as a method for communication. The findings reveal that until school boards provide an incentive for citizens to visit their websites on a regular basis, they will not become a strong way to connect to the community.
Chambers, Scott, "Citizen Participation in the Digital Age: An Evaluation of the Potential of a Website to Encourage Community Involvement in School Board Issues" (2000). MPA Major Research Papers. 33.