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School district launches mobile website
The Mercer Island School District announced Wednesday, Feb. 26 the launch of a mobile version of the district and individual school websites.
“This new tool represents our ongoing efforts to incorporate 21st century technology into our schools,” said MISD Director of Technology Services Andreeves Ronser. “Our desire was to provide the community with a simple to use website that would quickly provide them access to the information they need the most.”
The features of the mobile website mimic the features of the full site. However, the mobile website allows community members to view the most common portions of the website on their phones without resizing the page or constantly scrolling. Users will still have the option of viewing the regular website on their phone as well.
Because the district chose a mobile website rather than a mobile app, the community will have the same experience browsing the website regardless of which device they are using. There is also no need to download the app or worry about installing updates. Every time that a community member goes to the district mobile website, they will see the latest version of the site.
“Our mobile website will allow parents and community members to access information about their child’s school quickly using any device,” said MISD Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. “Our goal in creating this tool was to provide our community with best ability to access information regarding our public schools.”