HOUSTON – Feb. 1, 2016 – After months of planning and research, Spring ISD launched a new website Jan. 30. The new design and formatting have been completed, although full development of the site is still in progress.
The site is formatted to allow Spring ISD parents, staff, community members and students to quickly access district information about academic programs and offerings in a clean, uncluttered design.
The website has convenient channels on the homepage to guide visitors to areas of interest including careers, departments and information about the district. Visitors can also select to browse the site through a tab that points parents, staff, students and community members to information that is tailored to their needs.
Additionally, new features have been added including a large animated rotator that displays pictures and videos highlighting news and student success stories. Below that is a section for announcement badges and news articles designed to quickly highlight key projects, initiatives and important developments. Other features include calendars, quick links and parent resources.
“Our new website design is in direct response to parent and community requests to update our website so that information is not only easy to find but easy to understand. In doing so, we were also able to ensure that the site, which is a primary communications tool, reflects the district’s new brand identity,” said Tiffany Davila-Dunne, Spring ISD Chief Communications Officer. “These changes are just the start. The new website will continue to evolve as additional needs are identified.”
Developed by Schoolwires, a Blackboard company, the website was built with a responsive design that intuitively resizes for computers, tablets or smart phones. The same method will be used for the 38 campus websites, which are set to be revamped in the spring. Each of the school sites will be tailored to highlight campus news and will feature information about district initiatives and priorities. An improved Spanish version of the site and a district mobile app are also in the works.
Comments and suggestions are welcomed via elevate, the district’s online communications tool that allows stakeholders to provide feedback from the website, their phone or any electronic device.