Harrisonville Utilizes SchoolCenter To Solve Communication and Manage Crisis
The ChallengeThe Harrisonville School District wanted to create a dynamic website with enhanced back-end efficiency and support. Its outdated, static website lacked the technology and design expertise to thrive as the district's modern, interactive communications hub. By using multiple vendors for all interactive and electronic services, the district faced several roadblocks in keeping content fresh and up-to-date. This structure also significantly impacted storage capabilities by limiting the number of pictures, files and pages available on the district's website. The district needed a comprehensive strategy to identify the primary gaps in the website and set goals for developing a user-friendly, web environment supported by scalable technology.
The SolutionSchoolCenter's Professional Services department implemented an analysis and action plan to bridge the gaps between Harrisonville's existing site and a best-in-class website capable of building a stronger community and enhancing collaboration across the district. Professional Services combined this gap analysis with custom design services, scalable technology, implementation and ongoing training and support to create a new and improved web environment for Harrisonville School District.
The OutcomeWith the help of Professional Services, Harrisonville School District successfully launched its new website in time for the start of the 2009 school year. From flexibility to increased functionality to customization, Professional Services enabled the district to develop and implement a modern, streamlined, up-to-date web site to engage all constituents within the Harrisonville community. Key benefits include:
- User-friendly, easy-to-use software and improved content managed under one vendor
- Increased interaction and communication among all district stakeholders
- Personalized calendaring function for parents, teachers and students plus personalized teacher pages
- Improved instruction inside the classroom