How to post schools with ease by following these simple guidelines?Most of the members are complaining about the slow editing of their school posts due to which they are not able to post new schools. No doubt, we currently have a few number of editors as the site is in a pre-launch stage but the main reason for this is that the members are posting wrong details in that section that is taking double the time to edit one school post. Hence, it is a clear guidance to all the members posting the schools that they should follow the instructions mentioned herein. I have listed a detailed guidance for filling up all the blanks in the minimum possible time.
School nameThere is not much to say for this field except that the name of the school shall appear exactly in the same fashion as it appears in the official website of the school. Each word of the school name must begin with a capital letter. It is not mandatory that the school name does end with the word, "School".
Popular namesThis field is optional for the members to fill. However, if you provide a popular name, see that it is completely in capital letters if you are using an acronym(short form) for the school name. If there is a sobriquet (nickname) that the school has earned, you may provide it as popular name.
AddressI think that Tony sir has already explained you the whole system of address in the USA. Look at this for example:
1)107 Livingston Road
Edgewood, TX 75117
Some of the things to notice in the above address are:
a)The first number mentioned is the house or the building number.
b)The second part is the name of the street. (Note that there is no punctuation between the house number and the street name.
c)The third part consists of the the name of the city that is a full name and not any abbreviations.
d)The next part is the name of the state. It is abbreviated with the state code but full names are also allowed.
Address must be taken from the official website of the school or from the facebook id of that school and not from any private sites. If you do not find a official website, go to Googlemap and try to locate the school. If that is also not possible, resort to other private websites provided that at least 3 of them give the same address.
State, city and pincodeThey are exactly the same you mentioned in the address field. Please post them exactly. Some members are posting the schools of the city, "Abilene" and select the "Abbott" as the city. If we find such silly mistakes, it can be damaging to your status.
Contact detailsContact details are not compulsory to fill in except the telephone number. If you do not get the official website for a school, specially the kindergarten school, leave that field blank. However, there is a independent school district that has the official website in the 99% of the cases. Go to that site and type the name of your school that shall re-direct you to the page dedicated to that school. Give the link to that page and not to the official website as such. Home page field shall be left blank in this case. See that the e-mail contact you provide is that of the official website of the school strictly. Many members are giving the e-mail contacts for the teachers, principles individually which is wrong. If there are contacts for the management as whole, please provide those contact details if absolutely necessary.
Board and the management detailsThere is only one option avalable for the selection of the board, "General" and hence, you do not have to do anything in this regard. Please do not provide the details of the management as they are fluctuating and keep on changing. Hence, we do not want to take extra pressure of updating them every time.
School type and descriptionYou must mention exactly whether it is a "public school or a private school". You must also mention the standards for which this school is meant - montessori school, play school, primary school, secondary school etc.
Description must be types if only you are good in English or else no need to type them. If there are many mistakes in your description, your entire post shall be deleted.
After giving all the details of the posting guidelines, I expect every member who post schools to give their responses under this thread so that I can be sure that they have read these. If any member fails to do so, he shall be personally contact that can lead him to trouble.