The San Diego County Office of Education’s Regional Technology Hosting Program
has been named by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) as a
finalist for the “Golden Watchdog” award in the regional category.
Golden Watchdog Award categories highlight smart, sensible taxpayer-funded
programs, and public service and watchdog reporting covering relevant and
important taxpayer issues.
The Golden Watchdog is awarded to government
programs/services that exemplify efficient use of tax dollars or good government
practices. Other awards recognize excellence in reporting and innovative
collaborations between the public and private sectors.
In 2012, SDCOE
saved school districts over $14,000,000 through the Regional Technology Hosting
Program. The program, designed to improve the education experience for students
while decreasing costs to individual school districts, allows teachers and
administrators to focus on providing a high-quality learning experience for
children and families instead of spending their time maintaining complex
technical initiatives. Services provided to school districts by SDCOE’s San
Diego County Regional Technology Hosting program include on- and off-premise
technical support; Internet connectivity; Internet filtering services; student
information system services; accounts management and data hosting.
Winners will be honored at a special dinner at the San Diego Marriot
Marquis & Marina on Thursday, May 9.