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What information can you find on a school district home page?

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Items found on some school district home pages include a district calendar, a list of upcoming events and links to a district's social media accounts. A home page also serves as a portal to the rest of the website, and the page may include a directory or search function.

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A home page's events list usually shows upcoming events close to the date the visitor access the page. The list contains a link for a full list of events. The district's home page calendar likewise shows upcoming events within the closest proximity to website access date.

Many district home pages also have some kind of news feed or link that covers people and events connected to the district and legislation that affects the district's operations. For example, some schools may link their Twitter feeds to their pages.

As the website's main portal, school district home pages lead to other pages covering district information, schools, departments and staff. District information may include city descriptions, public transportation routes and school delays and closings. Staff directories list area teachers, the schools assigned to the teachers, and basic teacher contact information. District websites often have a full list of all district schools either on the home page or on a page linked to the home page.

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