January 31, 2003
Notice something different about the Long Beach Unified School District’s website? The reorganized home page at www.lbusd.k12.ca.us now offers quicker and easier access to information.
The district launched its revamped home page and many other redesigned pages on January 31. This is the first major upgrade of the website in five years. The recent launch is the first phase of the website’s redesign, which will continue in the coming months.
The new home page features an easy-to-use alphabetical index, one of the quickest ways to find any school, office or service. A new search engine powered by Google allows exhaustive word searches and rapid access to information.
Students, parents and others in the community will find new sections designed just for them. Students can get help with homework, learn about college entrance requirements and print forms to request school transcripts. Parents will find daily tips on helping their children to be successful, healthy and safe. Important information on enrollment policies and child immunizations is just a click away. A section for the community offers several ways to get involved in local schools.
News about schools is updated frequently, and articles are now archived by year, date and headline. The School Finder page offers several ways to locate a school, including by clicking on a map of the school district. Prospective homebuyers and renters will easily find their closest elementary, middle and high schools.
The website’s no-frills design provides for faster loading, especially on dial-up modems and older hardware. The site looks best in Internet Explorer 4 and above or Netscape Navigator 6 and above, though it functions well in older browsers, too.
The website redesign project will continue as the school district adds new pages and makes existing ones more attractive and accessible.