Building Community Support Through eConnections (part 2 of 2)
Posted 6/7/2013 at 1:45:47 PM by Michelle Vroom [System User]
As promised, we want to give you some more details on building community support.
Benefit with creative tools for strategic communication through website messaging.
- drive thriving families to your district with facts, figures and history
- create transparency by sharing district mission and your strategic plan
- direct attention to latest news and events by easily navigating to critical links
- surveys to ask public for their input
- videos and streaming videos
Deliver powerful newsletters and eNews blasts for measurable results.
- upcoming levy/bond information, new adopted standards, services provided for parents and students
- statistics on money saved through various eCommunication tools
Embrace mobile applications and connectivity to put your district on the map.
- 85% of parents are using Smartphones – provide pertinent information on the mobile platform to news, phone
numbers, directions, alerts and more
- mobile creates 75% higher rate of engagement – use mobile RSS/iCal feeds
- one point of data entry
- instant phone numbers and directions to buildings at your fingertips for parents
- district events posted for community involvement
- school delays and closures
Use instant messaging systems including mass emails, voice and text (not just for emergency alerts).
- school district and community members
- teacher to parents for engagement activities
- teachers to students for positive reinforcement and reminders
- coaches to community for promoting events
- promoting special events for additional revenue
- students to administrators for anti-bullying hotline, text and email
- teachers to authorities through panic button access
Provide ease of use through a parent portal.
- single sign-on access to attendance information, bus routes, grades, food service, news and events,
registration forms, policy handbooks, secure classroom schedules and more
- Check schedules at beginning of year for security purposes
Engage social media channels proactively and use proper etiquette.
- RSS feed/blogs/Twitter/Facebook/
- add You Tube clips without seeing additional videos and ads from You Tube pages