Website Services & Support

WordleMany districts in our region are using either Schoolwires or EdLine/Blackboard Engage hosted services as the basis for their school's website. In the past, we provided support and training at no charge; however, that funding source is no longer available, so we have moved to a fee-for-service model. Because districts will have individual needs, we will be glad to create a customized services and support package upon request.

A district's web support package may include, but isn't limited to, the following services:

  • District-wide phone support for website technical assistance.
  • Where applicable, provide online, interactive demonstrations to help district web administrators and staff gain skills and knowledge as they develop or update their district, building or classroom website.
  • Provide instruction and support for creating web-friendly graphics, PDF documents and other online materials.
  • Collaborate on developing an online presence for parent communications.
  • Support the use of social media as a communications tool.
  • Provide on-site training or presentations based on district or building needs.

For small districts, those under 500 FTE, that want an online presence, but can't afford a commercially-hosted solution, we can help develop a free site using Google Sites, WordPress.com or other hosted platforms. There is a one-time charge for design and development services based on district size; training and on-going support can also be arranged.


Did you miss the Spring 2016 Web Hosting information day?You can review the vendors that presented on the session webpage.

Digital Media Services

Digital MediaOne of the most important methods for communicating with your parents, students, staff or community members, may be electronically. We can help you design attractive, effective digital communications to reach any and all of your customers.

We can help with development and design of...

    • eNewsletters in interactive PDF or flipbook formats
    • Internal district communications and surveys
    • Creation of screen capture or animated, informational presentations for bonds/levies or other events to display on your website
    • Online professional learning collaboration platform for educators
    • Discovery and development of open education resources

 Give us a call to discuss possibilities and pricing!

For more information...

or to discuss services, contact April Bylsma, abylsma@esd101.net, 509.323.2780.

IMPORTANT NOTE
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the E-rate Modernization Order [PDF] on July 11, 2014. The Order takes major steps to modernize and streamline the E-rate program and focuses on expanding funding for Wi-Fi networks in eligible elementary and secondary schools and libraries across America.The rule changes identified below will become effective for funding year 2015 unless otherwise noted. As you can see, web hosting will no longer be eligible for discounts. For updates on this Order, visit our E-rate webpage.

The following services are no longer eligible for any E-rate support: paging; telephone service components, including directory assistance charges, text messaging, custom calling services, direct inward dialing, 900/976 call blocking, and inside wire maintenance plans; e-mail; web hosting; and voicemail. Reference: USAC Schools and Library Special News Brief, August 12, 2014. Email.