Your website is a critical component of your overall communication strategy. It should allow parents to quickly find and access the information they need, while also serving as a marketing tool for attracting new families to your schools. Your site must feature an attractive design, attention-grabbing photos and graphics, and a seamless experience for all types of users.
The Donovan Group has been great to work with, accomplished the goals we set out, and has exceeded our expectations.
- Matt Patton, Roland-Story (IA) Community School District
The Donovan Group has assisted dozens of school districts with improving their websites. This process typically begins with a website audit, through which we take an in-depth look at your website to analyze its navigation, pathing, and overall look and feel. We also look for broken links or outdated pages that could be affecting the user experience on your website.
We then take the findings of the audit and make improvements based on best practices in school district website development. We can also assist with complete website redesigns. While we do not currently design new websites for school districts, we’ll help with planning, site mapping, and surveys to collect input and feedback from stakeholders.
In addition to helping you improve your website’s usability, we can create and manage the posting of content to your pages and “news” section on a daily basis. We have familiarity with all types of content management systems, including WordPress, Finalsite, Edlio, SharpSchool, Schoolwires, Blackboard, and many others.
The Donovan Group can also help ensure your website is compatible on both desktop and mobile devices. When a stakeholder pulls up the website on their phone, it should conform nicely to the phone screen’s dimensions so users don’t have to constantly zoom in and out. We can program the content on each web page to switch layouts based on the user’s device.
Get in touch to learn more about our school website assistance and communication services.