The Edison Board of Education recently announced the restructuring of their website which will come with brand new upgrades and a more user friendly layout for parents and students alike. 

 

    The new layout includes a drop down menu for easy access to the website of every individual school in the district. Directly below that parents and students can find the quick links drop down menu for easy access to the most common links residents usually would come to the website in search for such as Parent Portal, Free/Reduced Lunch Applications, the student lunch menu, and the staff directory.

 

    With these updates also comes a new and improved user interface for the website’s mobile site. Many common complaints in the past pertained to the varying font sizes and hidden links for the mobile version of the website which made it very difficult for users to navigate and find external links. A former Edison school district student Rishi Roy said “The older website was very hard to access on my phone and it was very difficult for me to check parent portal to see my grades when I was away from a computer.” This new convenient layout is perfectly optimized for mobile phones and features an organized layout which clearly separates different sections of the website and includes a menu which features all of the drop down menus featured on the desktop site.

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    Additionally, the bottom portion of the website will feature a live twitter feed from Bernard Bragen Jr. who recently became the School District’s new Superintendent at the Board of Education meeting in December. This would be the first time that Edison residents will have direct access to information posted by the superintendent through social media.

 

    “The purpose of the new website is to enhance the user experience and make it mobile friendly.” stated Edison Board of Education Member Falguni Patel. “This was a long overdue endeavor that was taken up by the new superintendent of schools."