District seeks feedback on web redesign
ALBANY, N.Y. (March
28, 2018) -- The City School District of Albany is embarking upon a
website redesign effort, and we are interested in your feedback.
follow this link
to take a brief survey about our current web presence and your thoughts
about how our site can better meet your needs. The survey also includes
an opportunity for you to indicate your interest in participating in a
focus group later this spring.
A focus group of 10-12 individuals
will be selected.
The survey will be open through April 29.
The scope of our web project goes well beyond a redesign of the pages
you’ll find at albanyschools.org. It is intended as a redesign of the
district’s entire web presence.
As digital communication tools evolve at a rapid pace, the role of the
web has never been more important. A site should serve as the nerve
center of the district and school communications network. It should be a
strategic hub for all connections to students, parents, staff and the
It’s critical that we offer a modern web platform with software that’s
powerful and easy to use.
The district grasps the importance of advancing our web presence beyond
a static communications tool. By creating a centralized hub of
distributed content, our web presence can begin incorporating more
seamless communications vehicles, data, social media and broader
connectivity to the entire school community.
We need to ensure that our web presence is easy to use and powerful
enough to communicate effectively with all audiences. To do so, we need
to establish some design mandatories for our web presence.
The overall goals of this website redesign are:
Making our sites mobile-friendly with a responsive design
Giving our overall web presence a consistent and purposeful design
Integrating our various systems to make for a smooth and seamless
experience on the front end
Overhauling our content strategy to make sure it’s as easy as
possible for our users to find the information they’re looking for
or to accomplish whatever task they set out to do (e.g., register
for school, learn about or register for an event, locate a form,
connect with a staff member)
We look forward to your input.
he mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
about 9,600 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.