Selma City Schools is prepping to launch a new website for the 2017-18 school year, marking continued growth of a national design company from Ohio.
eSchoolView, which creates tailor-made websites and develops educational management software, is based in Columbus, Ohio with offices in Charlotte. The company serves clients from New York to California. Selma is the company’s first public school district client in Alabama. It also hosts the website for The Anthony School in Little Rock.
Technology Director Earl Coleman said eSchoolView rose to the top for a number of reasons. The overall ease of use of the company’s product, its cost and the level of support available to staff made the decision complete.
Selma’s new web presence includes a responsive mobile site, another key selling point. The mobile site will mirror the desktop site’s content and conform to the device being used, whether a phone or tablet.
The website will be built on an award-winning Content Management System (CMS) specifically developed for K-12 schools. The cloud-based platform will increase efficiency, collaboration and parent engagement.
“The websites we create build bridges between schools and their communities,” eSchoolView Executive Director Rob O’Leary said. “Our tools are easy to use and designed to build efficiency within educational organizations so educators can focus on student achievement.”
DeKalb County Schools is one of eSchoolView’s largest clients. The company’s Prescott, Ariz. office was recently identified as a preferred provider for the Greater Phoenix Purchasing Consortium of Schools (GCCPS). In New York, eSchoolView is partners with a number of regional educational service centers (BOCES) that provide services to its member districts at a discounted cost.
eSchoolView’s personalized training and support includes accessibility compliance for ADA regulations. Key staff in Selma will be taught how to use the system, then train others in the district. Support thereafter is unlimited and available by phone, email, virtual sessions and video.
eSchoolView was created in 2008. Since then, its revenue growth lands the company near the top third
(at 1907) of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. for the third consecutive year.