STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilbert Public Schools in Arizona has implemented the Schoolwires Centricity2 unifying Web content management platform to help strengthen communications with its shareholders and enhance the district's image.
"Communicating with our parents and community is paramount," said Nicole Richardson, Website/Multimedia Communications Supervisor, Gilbert Public Schools. "The Schoolwires' solution offers us the flexibility in design and a large number of easy-to-use communication tools to strengthen our communications with our constituents. It will give us more opportunities to provide information in a clean and accessible fashion, enhancing the image of our district."
Although the district had a website in the past, it required considerable technical experience to manage and populate it. Centricity2 is designed to enable people with little to no technical experience to create and maintain web resources. Teachers and other staff members at Gilbert Public Schools can now easily create web pages that include Web 2.0 interactive tools and other functionality and resources. District staff are also making heavy use of the solution's flexible database application to create staff directories, sports schedules and maps.
"The Centricity2 software is extremely user-friendly," said Richardson. "It is giving the individual schools more autonomy for managing their own websites. The tools within it will help us update the look of all our sites, while giving district staff and students access to rapidly changing technologies."
"Gilbert Public Schools' new Centricity2 website strongly reflects the district's undeniable reputation for delivering quality education and the district's desire to engage the community more broadly and deeply," said Christiane Crawford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Schoolwires. "The power that Centricity2 delivers will contribute to the district's mission of ensuring exemplary education that inspires excellence and success with every learner. We are honored to be able to serve such a fine school district."
About Schoolwires, Inc.
Schoolwires is a leading provider of community-based solutions designed to accelerate K-12 district and student success. Centricity2 is its unifying Web content management platform designed to help K-12 districts more deeply connect and engage with their communities in support of student, school, and district success. In addition, Centricity2 helps districts unify critical technologies and resources under one technology platform, making it easier for constituents to find and access the people, information, content, and tools they need to be successful. Built upon the proven and award-winning Centricity website and community management solution used by over 1,300 school districts and educational entities, the Centricity2 platform enables turn-key integration of pre-configured Schoolwires applications, including Synergy™ Digital File Sharing, Assist™ Service Request Management, Passkey Manager™ and Nimbus™ Safe Social Learning Solution. Through its many deep and long-term district relationships, Schoolwires works with an estimated 8 million users across the nation. Schoolwires was recognized by Inc magazine as one of the Top Education Companies on the 2011 Inc 500|5000 for the fifth consecutive year. Schoolwires Inc. (www.schoolwires.com) is headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, USA.
SOURCE Schoolwires, Inc.