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Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of launching a brand new website for United Community School District (CSD) in Boone County, Iowa.

Part of United CSD’s mission is to provide a student-centered educational community. We wanted to bring that same principle to life on their website by making it effortless for students and their families to find forms, contact staff, and keep up to date on upcoming events and district news.

We worked with the district’s administrative and technology teams to create a website that met their needs: a user-friendly interface for website visitors on all devices, a modern design, and the ability to easily edit and update site content.

Neapolitan Labs listened to our goals for our website and were able to build something that perfectly fit the bill.

Ann Howe-GordenUnited CSD Technology Director/Integrationist

Key features of the new website include homepage quick links of popular website pages, visual staff and school board directories, a virtual blue folder, and a private staff page to access human resources documents. To share their district story, each page on the site also features a randomized testimonial from a United student.

United staff can edit site content at any time through our Neapolitan Labs for Education platform, including creating new pages for the site, adding videos or images, updating staff information, and more.

The Virtual Blue Folder is filterable by type of content.

The backside of the website is easy to navigate and intuitive to update. We are able to change content quickly so our website remains current and accurate. The backside interface is simple to use and makes my job so much easier.

Ann Howe-GordenTechnology Director/Integrationist

In addition, the design of the website makes it simple for parents to access PaySchools and PowerSchool through the topmost navigation bar, along with United’s Facebook page and contact information. A custom map at the bottom of the homepage helps prospective parents picture the district’s exact location while providing links to a boundary map and Google Maps driving directions.

We are excited to see how the new site serves current parents and families and how it helps prospective families understand the school culture and its benefits.

We thoroughly enjoyed working with the United CSD team, and we are thrilled to hear that the website has been well received by the Comet family.

We have had an unbelievable amount of positive comments from stakeholders. It is intuitive, well designed, easy to use, and looks fantastic!

Parents can find what they need quickly and easily. Board members know exactly where to go to find board information. The community can navigate to find updates and news from the district without having to search our website and open a bunch of links. Brian and Ashley were able to take our vision and turn it into a reality.

Ann Howe-GordenTechnology Director/Integrationist
Ashley English

Ashley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in political science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After graduating, her career path in a variety of industries (political campaigns, education, outdoor recreation, and tourism among others) strengthened her skills in writing, graphic design, social media marketing, photography, and proofreading. | (515) 999-5221