Why Every Public School Needs a Mobile App

From our corporate blog: my own experience that led me to conclude that every public school should have a mobile app to have a direct line of communication to the parents and community they serve.

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I was cleaning up in the kitchen when I heard a text message alert from my phone. Within seconds, another came through. I opened my son’s first, who never texted me during his classes at the nearby high school. It simply said, “I love you, Mom.” My daughter, who attended the same school, had sent a text with the very same message. While I like a message of gratitude and love as much as the next mom, when both of my children texted me moments apart when they should be busy in class, I knew something was wrong. Within minutes, I heard a helicopter hovering overhead. I tried in vain to reach the school; the switchboard automatically routed my call to their voicemail system. I tried to reach my children on their phones, but there was no reply.

It wasn’t until our local news station reported a SWAT situation and school…

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