Northbrook 27 Uses Their Website To Demonstrate The Excellence Of Their Programs
The ChallengeDespite all of their success, Northbrook District 27 had a very outdated website that was difficult to maneuver and visually unpleasant – with visuals that did not match up to the excellence the school was known for. The district was in need of a new, well designed and attractive website – one that was interactive, easy to manage and effectively demonstrated the excellence of their educational programs. "Part of our strategic plan was to update the website to better facilitate communication with parents, students, key stakeholders and the entire community," said Gail Kahover, director of communications for Northbrook School District 27.
The SolutionAlthough Northbrook looked at a number of education technology providers, SchoolCenter's award-winning solution emerged as the smartest choice for its ability to reach not just parents, but all key stakeholders. Northbrook selected SchoolCenter to transform the District's website into an engaging and interactive best practices website.In the fall of 2009, SchoolCenter worked with Northbrook administrators to start a seamless implementation process that included:
- Setting district goals and identifying site needs
- Collaboration with Northbrook SD27 schools to create an attractive web design for the district and decide on microsites
- Individual faculty training to prepare teachers and administrators to create and control site content
The OutcomeNorthbrook launched their brand new website in July 2010 and has been getting positive feedback from students and parents alike that the website is clean, attractive and reflective of who they are as a district. Moving forward, the district will be updating each of the individual school's websites.
“District 27 is continually enhancing the learning opportunities for out students and teachers”, said Dr. David J Kroeze, Superintendent of Northbrook. “And because of SchoolCenter's innovative solution, we finally have a website that truly reflects that.”