Schools Launch New Website

Officials hope new site is more informative and easier to navigate.


As of noon today, Thursday, Berlin Public Schools launched a new website in cooperation with PowerIT in Oakville, CT. The new website offers a clean, easy to navigate interface and a sense of uniformity throughout the district.  The district site will be updated with important information such as Board of Education agendas, meeting minutes, lunch menus and employment information. The school sites will provide updated news, events, important links and photos.

In an effort not to cause a service disruption, the Berlin Public Schools’ IT Department and webmasters have been working closely with PowerIT to make this change as smooth as possible. Visitors to the new site should update any old bookmarks because links may have changed during the transition.

PowerIT serves hundreds of schools in 20 states. PowerIT contact information: (203) 648-4388.

Nicholas Galotti September 01, 2011 at 11:51 PM
Glad to see all the schools coming together. It is sad to see the berlinwall go away. It had such a rich history dating back to the original BBS leading to the early website in 1994, one of the earliest high school websites in the country.
Tim Oakes September 02, 2011 at 11:19 AM
A lot of missing content, "page cannot be displayed" errors; hope the sites are still in migration stage. Also, the updates broke a bunch of Google Search results, redirects should be put in place to maintain the validity of these results.
Mark Holmes September 03, 2011 at 01:24 AM
I was just on the site and found it to be excellent, without any of the issues Tim mentions.
Jack Tomascak September 03, 2011 at 02:51 AM
Disappointed from a graphic and typography standpoint (Comic Sans - reallly?) but that's my artsy side kicking in. Other than that, it's a great update from the flawed Drupal set-up on the last version of the site.
Tim Oakes September 04, 2011 at 03:14 PM
Missing files are still missing. Hit http://www.berlinschools.org/ and hover over "Calendar" at the top, and try to view the 2011-2012 Calendar. I'm redirected to the URL http://file/2706/download, and a "Server not Found" error.


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