Thursday, January 27, 2011

Local Schools To Try New Notification Program

Officials with the Putnam County school system are already using their website, as well as traditional broadcast outlets, to let parents know when schools are closing or when something is happening that might affect their children.  But efforts are now underway to improve that notification system with 21st century technology.  It's called the School Messenger alert system, and it will allow the school system to send text messages, voice mails or e-mails very quickly to a large number of individuals.  Only parents who sign up for the program would receive them. Officials say the program is already in place at Avery Trace Middle School and is being tested at other schools around the county. They say it is meant to supplement, rather than replace the current methods of communication.