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Welcome to the newly designed Monticello website!

January 9, 2013

Welcome to the newly designed Monticello website! The Monticello Central School District first launched its district website with the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service back in 2002. Some revisions to the original website were made last year, but the district decided that both an aesthetic and structural update were necessary in order to continue to provide a website that contains up-to-date information in an easy-to-find format.

“The website is the communications hub for the district,” said Superintendent Daniel Teplesky. “It’s where our community looks for information and news."

During the past few months, the district has worked diligently to create a new website that is both comprehensive and vibrant. The new design is visually modern, user-friendly and meets today’s industry standards for use by viewers with disabilities as well as those using multiple web browsers, such as Firefox and Safari.

The site also meets the major characteristics today’s users say they want in a website: useful and responds to their needs, easy to navigate, has quality content and is updated frequently with new information.

So what’s new about the site?

The first thing viewers will notice are the large, full-color revolving photo slide shows featuring our students in action. You'll find these slide shows on the district home page, the school home pages, the Athletics Department page and the Music Department page. The slide shows will change periodically to feature various activities and events in the district.

The new site has streamlined its navigation so that pages and features are easier to find. District pages, such as the home page and Music Department page, have their left-side navigation broken down by district links and resources, and on the right side of the page, there are Quick Links with easy-to-view icons. School home pages have school links that are tailored for each specific building as well as District Resources for continuity. Quick Links are also found on these pages as well.

Other features include scrolling Google event calendars, an A-Z quick reference guide, Hot Topics and District Headlines for featuring important news and information. Another special feature is the “Share This” option found on news pages, that allow viewers to share their favorite articles via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail.

Even with all these new features, the website is like a living thing - it will continue to grow and evolve everyday, allowing to be the first and most reliable source of information for its community.