Monday, June 30, 2014

Knox Schools website gets new look

The Knox County school system has redesigned its website, although officials are claiming that they've actually launched a new website, even though it's the same address. Or something. I don't know.


Anyhoo,  according to a news release: The new site offers families, teachers, staff and the community easier site navigation; compatibility with mobile devices and tablets; real-time student grades, attendance and other information; updated technology; a more robust search function and more.

The release continues:
In 2014, the Knox County Schools had nearly 16 million page views, an average of 107,000 per day. The Knox County Schools wants to continue to provide an effective tool that enhances student learning, provides opportunities for community feedback and encourages robust interaction.

Due to the need to complete data transfers and validation between the old and new systems, the publication of students’ class schedules for 2014-2015 will be slightly delayed. Middle and high school students can expect to receive their schedules via U.S. mail in July. School staff will be available to work with students and parents in cases where adjustments to schedules might be necessary. As usual, elementary school students’ class assignments will be posted at the schools in early August.
Personally, I felt the old site was a mess, so I look forward to checking out this one. At least visually, it's certainly more appealing, so thanks to whoever actually did the work.

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