Organizing School or Department Web Sites
Please read these guidelines if you will be developing web pages as part of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools' web site.
Before creating a site, you should have:
Knowledge of HTML, or a web authoring program such as Dreamweaver
or Microsoft Front Page
Expertise on how to use graphics on a website and
Web programming knowledge
by students or staff, creating and maintaining a website is
an ongoing task and learning experience. The following guidelines,
which are intended to aid you in the creative process, to safeguard
students, and to provide accessibility to our website to everyone, have
been established for schools and central offices.
Please note that the office of Web Services provides an oversight
and management function for all websites under
www.aacps.org and all school sites. The principal and/or department head is ultimately responsible for the content of your school or office website, and should be aware of a websites' existence and content. All content should be monitored for accuracy and appropriateness and be kept up-to-date by the specific department or school.
All web pages should include links to
the main AACPS site -
http://www.aacps.org. The front (index) page should include
prominent links to that school's newsletter,
All school websites are the property of
Anne Arundel County Public Schools. If you are an outside
entity creating a site for Anne Arundel County Public Schools,
please note that the site must be able to be accessed and edited by
AACPS employees. AACPS reserves the right to choose what site
is actually designated as a school website and may request the
removal or editing of particular content at anytime. All
school sites must be managed and updated by Anne Arundel County
employees or in partnership with such.
Web Page Content
Presentation and content should be balanced and information
should be displayed in a clear, easy-to-read manner. (Too much text
can be overwhelming, so be sure to take advantage of the many
resources on the web regarding writing and summarizing for the web.)
Be sure to include contact information
for the person (e-mail, phone #) for the person managing the site..