Basehor-Linwood Content Management

5-25-2007

Basehor-Linwood implements content management system for district and BLVS Web sites.

School districts such as Basehor-Linwood are quickly realizing the need to incorporate a more sophisticated and integrated content management tool to better manage their Web sites. Web site content management systems are a key component in providing school districts with the means to effectively communicate with key stakeholders such as parents, students, teachers and the community. They are able to keep their Web sites up-to-date, maintain a consistent design across the entire site, and easily manage content.

Basehor-Linwood is a district with 4 schools, a distance learning program, and a web based virtual school. They continuously strive to be on the cutting edge of academic technology solutions and needed a web site management system where administrators and teachers could easily manage content while providing user portals for parents and students.

To manage their district and virtual school sites, Basehor-Linwood is implementing ContentM, developed by AllofE Solutions. As a result of the integration of this system they are able to efficiently achieve an up-to-date web site while maintaining an attractive and consistent look and feel. Through the user friendly edit in place technology along with an advanced security structure, administrators and teachers are able to manage school sites, teacher homepages, and classroom portals as well as publish lesson plans online. The system gives the district complete control over all aspects of their sites.

About Basehor-Linwood USD #458

Basehor-Linwood USD #458 is a combined district that serves the communities of Basehor and Linwood as well as an extensive rural population from the surrounding areas. The district consists of three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The schools are dedicated to creating and developing alternative approaches to delivering educational processes through the use of current and emerging technologies. They offer a variety of educational opportunities such as the Distance Learning Program that has been created for those students who are looking for enrichment opportunities and students who are seeking alternative ways of earning academic credit.

Building on their success, Basehor-Linwood extended their district to incorporate virtual schools. The purpose of these schools is to provide a qulaity educational choice to students who, for their own unique and personal reasons, need an alternative to traditional schools. BVLS was the first virtual school established in 1998 as an option for kindergarden through 12th grade students in the state of Kansas. It was been successful in connecting with students who are being homeschooled and students who seek alternative education.