Category : CCSD
The Cherokee County School District has launched a new website for students, parents and the community, that’s designed to be easier to navigate and friendly to mobile devices.
The website, http://cherokeek12.net, was developed by CCSD employees, which allowed for a customized design and continuous updates at no additional costs to the School District. As part of the launch, each school has its own new website as well, with a school staff member serving as its webmaster.
“Our School District’s and schools’ websites provide the community with a wealth of important information, and this new design makes it easier for everyone to access those resources,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “We’re focused on innovation, efficiency and excellence in every aspect of our operations, and our Technology and Public Information divisions collaborated to create a new website that exemplifies this dedication. We’re excited about using it, and hope you are, too.”
The website’s home page features app-like buttons and a “I need help with” set of frequently-asked-questions to make navigation easier for users. Students and parents now can click on these buttons to access popular content, such as the Aspen student and parent portal, MyPaymentsPlus cafeteria meal payment system, enrollment and “first day” forms and student handbooks. Job-seekers can click on a link to resources just for them, as can existing CCSD employees. Social media links also are on the home page including a Twitter feed showcasing CCSD and school news.
Fresh content is being added to the main website daily, and schools will begin expanding content later this month when staff return to schools. The School District will continue to share news, announcements and recognitions on the website’s homepage, as well as continue to operate its transparency in government webpage, renamed Open CCSD, to provide the community with a one-stop data warehouse.