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Dixon Public Schools Uses New Websites to Engage Community, Do More With Less


Whenever I talk to technology leaders at smaller school districts, a consistent theme comes up: They face similar challenges of school systems ten times their size, yet have to confront them with much smaller staffs.

Such is the case of Dixon Public Schools, which wanted to relaunch its district and five school websites. The initiative would replace an outdated content management system and aging server, while giving a small technology staff a more efficient way to quickly publish content on ADA-compliant websites with mobile-friendly responsive design.

“We wanted to get away from having a lot of internal web servers for security reasons,” says Jim Manley, the district’s technology director. “Moving to the cloud helps outsource some of the responsibilities of managing physical servers.”

How Dixon schools gained access to modern web publishing tools and limitless customizations is described in a new case study. You will also learn how the school district:

  • Launched websites that integrate with social media accounts helping to facilitate better communication to the entire school community.
  • Reduced its dependence on multiple edtech vendors as the district was already using Gaggle for email archiving and Safety Management for Office 365.
  • Implemented the new websites on a new domain, along with Gaggle Reputation Management, which protects websites from hackers and malicious use. This was valuable because the district had previously suffered a hacking incident.

Read the entire case study, “School District Uses New Websites and Social Media Integration to Engage Community,” and learn more about how Gaggle helps students stay safe when using G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education), by visiting the case study section of the Gaggle Content Library.

Categories: School & District Websites / Success Stories

Rob Yoegel Vice President, Marketing

Rob Yoegel is a content strategist, skilled writer, digital publishing professional, effective communicator and marketer who embraces and enjoys new technology. He has developed an award-winning content marketing program and spent more than two decades building successful content, sales, and marketing programs for publishing and software companies.

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