We've shared the story of Roslyn's new SharePoint site with you before, but this past week we had the chance to work with Microsoft and present a webinar on the topic. We were joined by Roslyn Public Schools' Superintendent, Dr. Daniel Brenner, their Chief Technology Officer, Jason Lopez and their Director of Community Relations, Barry Edelson. The three representatives from Roslyn discussed the needs they had to develop a public facing site that would bring together their staff, parents and students to further community involvement and communication. This webcast also shares insight into the forethought that took place to create a successful site and other aspects to consider before taking on such an important project.
More about Roslyn Public Schools
Roslyn Union Free School District, situated roughly 20 miles from Manhattan, is proud of its heritage and record of meeting or exceeding New York State standards and, more importantly, expectations of the community it serves on Long Island's north shore. In 2010 and 2011, Roslyn Schools, began work on developing a new web experience for parents and students which would provide ready secure access to student information such as attendance records, schedules and report cards. The team recognized that a professional design which embodied the districts' commitment to achievement and the community were equally as important as functionality to encourage use by parents and students. SharePoint 2010 was selected given it's extensibility in both function and form. Based on previous experience designing SharePoint websites in K-12, B2B Technologies was chosen as a partner for the project.
Here is a recording of the webcast.