27J Schools, located in Brighton, Colo., was first introduced to TeacherLists in
2017 through Blackboard. TeacherLists was pitched as a solution to help
the district make communication with parents more efficient and
ensure they were ahead of the curve when it came to new and improved
school technology. Both were key initiatives to help draw families to enroll in
In Colorado, like many areas across the country, parents are able to select
from a variety of public or private school options for their children’s schooling.
Schools are always looking for ways to show parents that they’re the best
option available for their child. 27J understood this and was looking to ensure
that their website was painting an accurate picture of the variety of services
and opportunities available to students in the district.
27J Schools used Blackboard’s Web Community Manager to create the
streamlined and professional online presence they were searching for, and then
in 2018 integrated the TeacherLists custom app for their school supply lists.
When the 27J Schools team is looking to implement a new initiative or solution,
making parents’ lives easier is top of mind. They look at parents in the district as
their customers and want to find solutions that meet their needs.
TeacherLists is one part of their integrated parent communication plan,
but an integral aspect of how they help parents during back-to-school
time. Since fall is the time of year when parents are flooded with forms and
requests, TeacherLists has helped make part of the process much easier.
The district loves that parents can quickly find a list and select items—and if
they forget something, they can easily find the list again. 27J feels that by
making this easier, they’re showing parents that they value their time—and in
doing so, this makes them a much more attractive option in parents’ school
After a highly successful first year with TeacherLists, the 27J team is looking
toward ways to make the process even smoother for parents.
Their aim is to start the process with TeacherLists in early March, meet with
the school list managers during their spring meetings, and ensure lists are
uploaded and communicated to parents before the end of the school year.
Having early and easy access to this information will continue to make
the back-to-school season even easier for parents and teachers.
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