A newly redesigned website has launched for the North Colonie Central School District, after 14 months of planning, design, production, and content migration. The new site offers an updated look, with the ability to host an array of photos on the homepage that will change throughout the year. Another new feature is a searchable staff directory that allows users to search for faculty and staff by first name, last name, school, email, or phone number. The directory can be found under “contact us” on the homepage.
All district news will be posted on the homepage, and automatically archived by month and school. Visitors will notice most information is categorized by six major topics: About Us, Academics, Athletics, Board of Education, Budget and Taxes, and District Services. Clicking each of these tabs will bring visitors to a new page with several sub-heads of information relevant to the main title.
“We are very excited about our new website,” said Superintendent Joseph Corr. “It provides an up to date, comprehensive, and easy to navigate resource for the North Colonie community. It is also yet another resource we can use to effectively communicate about the many positive achievements of our students and schools.”
All school pages have a consistent design and organization. This will help parents know where to look to find particular information and to keep visitors connected to the overall district site as they navigate between school and district pages. Announcements pertaining to specific buildings will continue to be posted on individual school homepages.
The new design also incorporates a responsive layout that adapts to different screen viewers (smart phones, tablets and desktop computers), as well as multiple web browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari). As a result, there should be minimum need for resizing, panning or scrolling.
The district welcomes any feedback from the community about its new website. Email the North Colonie Communications Specialist, Taryn Kane, with any questions or comments.
The new website was produced in partnership with the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service.