As previously reported in The 411, the District has a brand new
communications software program in the works, and thanks to Kathleen
Ginestra, who works in Magnet Programs, it even has the name: CAB
(Communicating Across Broward).
Testing and installation of the system is currently underway and
schedule, reports Chuck Stanley, the District's Director of Technical
School-based employees can expect to be trained upon their return
in the fall. "What's important to understand about CAB is that
much more than just an e-mail system," explained Mr. Stanley,
"which is why
training is necessary. It has such features as calendaring and bulletin
boards and will change the way our District communicates and collaborates.
Users will even be able to access the system from any Internet-based
at home, on-the-road, anywhere."
While the transition takes place, it's important to keep in mind
What kind of feedback is the District getting from the employees
training on CAB? "It’s all been very positive,"
said Mr. Stanley. Kathleen
Ginestra is one employee who’s anxious to get online with
CAB. "E-mailing is
my life," she said, "as I’m sure it is for just
about everyone in our District. It’s an amazing and crucial
form of communicating, especially for a District as large as ours."
A 10-year District employee, Ms. Ginestra saw the "Name the
E-mail System" article in the last issue of The 411 and submitted
her entry within minutes. "I thought CAB was cute, but never
dreamed it would win! I’m a firm believer in inviting others
to submit ideas and suggestions and I’m honored that the District