New look to debut on district and school websites Jan. 15
(01/08/2021) District and school websites will have a new look starting Friday, Jan. 15. Student, parent/guardian and community visitors will all have an improved experience. A few of the highlights include:
An updated site map prioritizing key content, which was structured using a variety of data sources including staff, student and parent/guardian feedback.
More simplified, purposeful information.
Fewer pages to sift through with the use of a mobile-friendly menu style on subpages.
Increased interactivity on mobile devices.
Similar experiences by all visitors, including those who are disabled or non-English speaking.
Sitemap and content changes are already starting to take place. The biggest sitemap change on the district website includes the additions of Services and Support menu items (viewable early next week). The existing Departments menu item will divide amongst these two categories. A similar Services menu will be accessible on all school websites.
Website work since December 2019 has included research, design and site map updating. Content is currently being consolidated and will continue into the new year.
The School Board prioritized making a plan for Anoka-Hennepin communications and branding through a 2019-20 strategic priority. 2014 was the last time the district debuted a new look to its websites.