Calcasieu Parish schools updated their websites

By Special to the American Press

The 57 schools in the Calcasieu Parish school district have updated their websites.

In an effort to achieve greater

consistency, each website will now use an identical format to the CPSB

homepage, which will

incorporate the school logo and colors. Navigation has been

streamlined and simplified in order to make information more accessible

to all users.

Each school’s homepage features four

main areas of information, which will vary slightly across sites. The

main toolbar will

contain links to school contacts, faculty, general information and

calendars. Quick Links, located on the left side of the

page, will display a combination of pertinent information from the

school and district. Headlines, features and upcoming events

will be regularly updated with important dates and news about the

school.

Converting nearly 60 websites to the

new design was no easy task for Lisa Mullett, a technology facilitator

for the Calcasieu

Parish School Board. After a complete overhaul of the district’s

main website in August, Mullett began work building the navigation

structure and branding for each site, and then provided training

for school webmasters on the new operation of the sites.

“The school webmasters have been

working hard to add rich content to their sites in an effort to

communicate more efficiently,”

Mullett said. “The content aligns with our district’s goal of

sharing as much information as possible with our stakeholders.”

Visit www.cpsb.org and click on the “Select

a School” drop-down menu at the top of the page to view the list of

links to the schools’

websites.