Northside ISD launches Facebook page, another way to stay informed

February 11, 2011

Northside ISD has joined Facebook, giving the NISD community one more way to receive the latest news about San Antonio's largest school district. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view Northside's Facebook page
(www.facebook.com/northsideisd ).

Those who have a Facebook account can simply go to Northside ISD's Facebook page and click "Like." NISD's status updates will then appear in your news feed. However, the District will not have access to your Facebook profile information. 

NISD will post a variety of items on Facebook, including important announcements, emergency information, upcoming events, student achievements, links to news stories about Northside ISD, and photos of school activities.

So far and in less than two weeks, the District's Facebook page has more than 5,600 fans, and it is proving to be popular as more and more fans are joining each day.  

The District will continue to use different ways to communicate such as, the
·      NISD website,
·      Lessons newsletter,
·      Twitter (@NISD),
·      YouTube,
·      SchoolMessenger, and
·      Friends of Northside

to keep the community informed, said Pascual Gonzalez, Executive Director of Communications.

"This is one more medium we're using to connect with our community and keep them informed," Gonzalez said.  "Northside's reputation for always being upfront and straightforward with its community will be enhanced because of this new medium.  We want our community to know about our challenges and our achievements.  It also gives our community a forum for their own voice," he adds.

With 110 schools and 95,000 students spread across 355 square miles of northwest and west Bexar County, including densely populated urban areas, suburban sprawl and rural Texas hill country, the Northside ISD community includes around 200,000 households.  It is interesting to note that the majority of people who live in NISD do not have children in school, but are taxpayers and voters none the less.  In addition, there are around 7,000 large and small businesses located in NISD. 

"It's very important that we stay connected to all families and NISD citizens, regardless of whether or not they are parents of current students, and that they stay connected to us," Gonzalez added.