Belgrade Schools using Facebook and Twitter to communicate with parents

Screenshot of Belgrade Schools Facebook page (Belgrade News)

The Belgrade School District has embraced Facebook and Twitter, cre­at­ing pres­ences on the social net­work­ing sites to help par­ents com­mu­ni­cate directly with the schools, the Belgrade News reports.

The new social media pages come after the school dis­trict reworked its web­sites over the sum­mer, the arti­cle says.

School dis­trict IT tech­ni­cian Scott Bonander, who mon­i­tors the Twitter and Facebook pages, said a num­ber of par­ents have already used the ser­vices to ask ques­tions about top­ics like bus routes and sports signups.

The dis­trict is head­ing into new ground by using social media, the Belgrade News reports, and “the crew is basi­cally mak­ing it up as they go along, IT Director Jeff West said.”

Good news for par­ents and the com­mu­nity, apart from the “mak­ing it up as they go” detail. Check the link to the Belgrade News for all the addresses for the schools’ social sites.