Ruidoso Municipal School District is set to launch a new website within the coming weeks, marking a move by the design company as its first in state.
eSchoolView, which creates tailor-made websites and develops educational management software, is based in Columbus, Ohio. Ruidoso is the company’s first New Mexico client.
Mark Hamilton, the district’s Information Systems Manager, said eSchoolView rose to the top for a number of reasons, with cost-benefit playing a major factor. He said he and other officials were also impressed with the professionalism and personable approach of the company’s team.
Ruidoso’s new web presence will be complete with a responsive mobile site, another key selling point. The mobile site — whether accessed from a phone or tablet — will respond to the user’s device in real time, thus eliminating an inefficient mobile experience and the need for duplicate data entries to keep a mobile site up-to-date.
The website, built on a Content Management System (CMS) specifically developed for K-12 schools, will also increase efficiency, collaboration and parent engagement. Improved navigation will help visitors find what they need more readily and news will be displayed front-and-center.
“We create websites,” eSchoolView Executive Director Rob O’Leary said, “but we are in the business of building strong, long-lasting relationships that serve schools and their communities. Our tools help educators connect with parents and residents so they can focus on their number one priority: academic growth.”
eSchoolView serves hundreds of schools across the country, from the Midwest to California and New York to Georgia. It recently opened a southeastern location in Charlotte and has offices in Arizona where eSchoolView was recently identified as a preferred provider for the Greater Phoenix Purchasing Consortium of Schools (GCCPS).
eSchoolView offers personalized training and support as part of all of its competitively priced contracts — an important element not always included by other providers. Key staff will be taught how to use the system who will train others in the district; support thereafter is unlimited and available by phone, email, virtual sessions and video.