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Belgrade Schools using Facebook and Twitter to communicate with parents

Screenshot of Belgrade Schools Facebook page (Belgrade News)

The Belgrade School District has embraced Facebook and Twitter, creating presences on the social networking sites to help parents communicate directly with the schools, the Belgrade News reports.

The new social media pages come after the school district reworked its websites over the summer, the article says.

School district IT technician Scott Bonander, who monitors the Twitter and Facebook pages, said a number of parents have already used the services to ask questions about topics like bus routes and sports signups.

The district is heading into new ground by using social media, the Belgrade News reports, and “the crew is basically making it up as they go along, IT Director Jeff West said.”

Good news for parents and the community, apart from the “making it up as they go” detail. Check the link to the Belgrade News for all the addresses for the schools’ social sites.