Final yr I wrote about the qualities of a very good faculty district web site. Sadly, the varsity district through which my children go to high school did not learn that weblog put up or did not take any motion based mostly on it. That was pushed dwelling this week as we tried to seek out the varsity provide lists and the schedule for the beginning of the varsity for our youngsters.
The apparent place to search for a college provide checklist and the schedule for the beginning of the varsity yr is the varsity’s web site. Sadly, that has been up to date for the reason that finish of the final faculty yr. Provide 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 good friend who used to work within the district shared a Fb put up with me. At that time it was three days outdated! And what if I did not use Fb (like an growing variety of folks)? We would nonetheless be questioning about provide lists and schedules.
As I wrote final yr, make the knowledge that folks want the primary and most blatant factor in your faculty’s web site. No one goes to the varsity’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.
On a associated observe, listed here are my ideas on newsletters versus social media and blogs for tech coaches.
p.s. I nonetheless suppose it is legal that public colleges do not present all the assets that college students want. Provide lists that value households $50+ per scholar signify a monetary hardship for a lot of households and places their kids at an obstacle from the primary day of college.