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 SDCOE Named Finalist for Taxpayers Association 'Golden Watchdog' Award

​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.

The 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.​