School board launches new website
New BOE site design meant to be more simple to use for office staff, public
By Kathryn Schiliro
A new version of the Morgan County Board of Education's (BOE) website went live last Monday, Nov. 12.
The site, which has a "new look and feel," Director of Technology Jay Cawley said, is the culmination of three months of work reorganizing and restructuring the site and then training Central Office staff as to how to use it.
One of Cawley's goals was to make the content management on the site user-friendly in that each system administrator is able to post content in the areas they're responsible for, Cawley told the BOE. Previously, any content that went on the site was brought to and posted by Cawley.
"I don't have to stand in the middle anymore," Cawley said.
Cawley also took time to reorganize the site's existing content.
Another advantage to the new site, it's much easier to post eAlerts for things like school closings, Cawley said.
Further, the site was previously hosted internally, so if anything happened to the Central Office building, the website could be lost. The new site is being hosted externally, "so if something happens here, the site is still up and we can post information," he said.
Asked about upgrading the schools' sites, Cawley said the process of upgrading those and switching them to the same platform as the BOE site was in the works.
Printed in the November 22, 2012 edition