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The Lafayette Parish School System Adopts BoardDocs

The Lafayette Parish School Board has chosen to change the software it uses to run its meetings. Previously, the board was using a program called Electronic School Board. The new program, BoardDocs, has the potential to be a more efficient solution.

BoardDocs, was initially developed in the year 2000 for a Georgia school district. Since then, hundreds of governing bodies nationwide have adopted the system, including more than 20 Louisiana school districts and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Like the previous program used in Lafayette Parish, BoardDocs will provide public access via the Lafayette Parish School System’s website to agenda items and other governing body-related information. This process will allow interested parties to review information prior to board meetings. After the meeting, individuals can review the agenda items and see what action the governing body took, complete with voting results. All documents associated with the meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed by meeting date or by using the system’s comprehensive search feature.

The Lafayette Parish School System will also use the BoardDocs technology to publish its policies and procedures online for the public to easily view. All interested parties can have access to the most current and historical meeting information immediately.

The first meeting using the new system will be on September 2.