Greenfield Public Schools New Website is Live!

Greenfield Public Schools’ new website live 
 
By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff
The Recorder, July 4, 2015
 
GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Schools have a new website, one parents might find easier to navigate.
The new gpsk12.org has individual editorial control for the district’s departments and schools, and a Twitter feed down the side of the main page.
 
“The old website needed refreshing, it had a lot of info, but the look and feel of it needed refreshing,” said district technology coordinator Carol Holzberg.
 
Giving different schools and departments control over their own pages — which she said will allow them to keep their pages updated and fresh — is a standout feature to Holzberg.
 
Harper said the Twitter feed is meant to provide one-stop information and extend social media reach to non-users.
 
“Some of the features that are new include social media integration, so you can see a live feed, and this is important because although we know we’re in a really connected world and a lot of people have social media accounts, other people visit this site but may not have an account,” Harper said.
 
The website launched Wednesday, also Harper’s first anniversary with the district. “Today I celebrate 1 year with #GPS! Delighted to launch our new website to mark the occasion: http://www.gpsk12.org,” Harper wrote on Twitter.
 
The site includes links to district policy documents, sports schedules, and the annual “report cards” from the state for the district’s schools, all of which are classified as Level 1 or Level 2, at and near the top of the five-rung system.

 
GPSK12.org Home Page
 
Holzberg said the redesign was based on feedback from a district survey last school year.
 
The district hired the Collaborative for Educational Services to collaborate on the website.
 
“It’s sort of expressive of the excitement and the activities that are going on in the district now, it’s a very busy time of year even though it’s summertime,” Holzberg said.
 
Recorder staff photographer Paul Franz did freelance work for the website.