NXTBoard Platform (previously Sparked’s Govern Suite Board Portal) Now Offered to all New Hampshire School Districts
AUSTIN, Texas and CONCORD, N.H., Aug. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)—The New Hampshire School Boards Association (NHSBA), which assists local school boards with their responsibilities relative to school district governance, and Sparked, which delivers innovative software and services to help governing boards more effectively and efficiently achieve success, have announced today a partnership wherein NHSBA will be using Sparked’s Govern Suite for the Association itself and offering the board portal to its entire membership base.
The deal gives New Hampshire school districts access to the powerful Govern Suite, which helps boards transform the way they work by streamlining processes so board members can spend their time making a difference instead of shuffling through papers, tracking down information, coordinating meetings and getting distracted from focusing on their goals as they align with the vision, mission and values of their communities.
“New Hampshire is consistently ranked one of the top states in K–12 education, so it’s no surprise that the New Hampshire School Boards Association is among the first to offer our services to their school district members,” said Jeff Allyn, CEO of Sparked. “This deal underscores the commitment that the state and its education stakeholders have in producing stronger and better student outcomes, which comes with better board governance and transparent accountability.”
“Great boards have a great structure and a strong foundational support, and we are excited to offer the Sparked Govern Suite as a valuable resource to our membership,” said Barrett M. Christina, Executive Director of NHSBA. “Sparked Govern will help us all shift focus away from the managerial tedium that many boards deal with and turn it towards developing and maintaining strong goals that foster better student outcomes.”
The Sparked Govern Suite helps to make board management simple and strategic planning systematic. Board members can access the portal on any device through any web browser and use the software to:
- Centralize and store content and historical documents in a secure cloud environment.
- Increase accountability with features that provide visibility on board member engagement.
- Simplify the coordination of meetings and events with a centralized calendar that can sync.
- Deliver ‘Good Governance’ by monitoring and evaluating progress against goals and actions.
- Ensure organizational processes and policies are kept current, properly implemented and progress monitored.
- And much more.
Sparked team members are former and current superintendents, principals, district administrators, information technology directors, classroom teachers and board of trustee members. This proven history of working in the classroom, leadership and governing boardrooms pushes the Company to partner and develop a thoughtful roadmap to improve organizational performance. For more information, please visit www.sparkedgovern.com
Sparked is based in Austin, Texas, and delivers software and coaching services that support boards in transforming the way they work. To go beyond board management and shift the focus from administering meetings to driving action, from frustrating to frictionless, from simply overseeing to driving positive change. By choosing to work with Sparked, boards of all kinds can operate at the highest level of governance today and maintain accountability as governance evolves.
The New Hampshire School Boards Association is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting its members by providing a variety of services to assist local school boards with their responsibilities relative to school district governance. Among NHSBA’s many services are statewide and onsite training sessions, professional development and workshops, legal information, policy assistance, legislative advocacy, administrator searches and support covering all aspects of school board governance and board roles and responsibilities.