Community Education Website Launches Feb. 1

Community education programs, news, and events now all in one place:

screen shot of the new Johnston community education website

The new Johnston Community Education website will launch February 1, 2017.

On Wednesday, February 1, Johnston community members “googling” community education will find a website all their own. This new Johnston Community Education (JCE) website features similar layouts and functionality as the new district site and eight new school sites launched earlier this year.

“Providing the community with access to pertinent information about our community education programs and services is why the website was created,” said Director of Johnston Community Education, Nancy Buryanek. “Several of our larger programs have a wealth of information for participants and the website makes for a convenient way to communicate that information out into the community.”

The re-design process started in October 2015, when the district elected to have Des Moines-based web design and digital marketing agency Juicebox Interactive lead the project. The Juicebox team has created new websites for multiple school districts in Iowa and across the nation.

The community education site features a template design similar to the school sites, but with JCE advantages. The site has its own news, events, and announcements, along with places to showcase upcoming classes and a direct link to online registration. Plus, clear navigation tabs and quick links organize resources for all community members.

“We were delighted to work with Johnston Community Education on their new website,” said Dale Bentlage, chief strategist for Juicebox. “The entire community education team had a great sense of goals they wanted to accomplish with their new website. They wanted to provide easy access to information about all of their programs. The new site is responsive to tablets, mobile devices, and overall gives community education more ways to communicate and connect with their audience.”

The launch of the community education site is part of the district’s new and improved websites project. The project continues with individual teacher sites expected to launch during the 2017-18 school year.