Last 12 months I wrote in regards to the qualities of a very good faculty district web site. Unfortunately, the college district by which my children go to high school did not learn that weblog publish or did not take any motion based mostly on it. That was pushed house this week as we tried to seek out the college provide lists and the schedule for the start of the college for our youngsters.
The apparent place to look for a college provide listing and the schedule for the start of the college 12 months is the college’s web site. Unfortunately, that has been up to date because the finish of the final faculty 12 months. Supply lists? Nowhere to be discovered. Schedule? The calendar for August is totally clean.
So how did we discover the knowledge that we would have liked? A pal who used to work within the district shared a Facebook publish with me. At that time it was three days outdated! And what if I did not use Facebook (like an rising variety of individuals)? We’d nonetheless be questioning about provide lists and schedules.
As I wrote final 12 months, make the knowledge that folks want the primary and most evident factor in your faculty’s web site. Nobody goes to the college’s web site in August to seek out out the outcomes of a fundraising problem from the earlier spring nor do they care about photos from a workers growth assembly.
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p.s. I nonetheless assume it is prison that public faculties do not present the entire sources that college students want. Supply lists that price households $50+ per scholar symbolize a monetary hardship for many households and places their kids at an obstacle from the primary day of faculty.