Indiana Districts Deploy Web-Based Parent Notification System

Sixteen public school districts in Indiana have deployed the SchoolReach notification system from Groupcast within the last three months. The districts adopted the notification system to help with emergency alerts and parent communications.

Columbus City Schools Switches to Global Connect for Notification

Columbus City Schools in Ohio will be implementing a new parent notification system from Global Connect.

Use of Emergency Notification Growing in Texas, Tapped for Swine Flu Calls

Four school districts in Texas have gone public with their implementation of SchoolReach Instant Parent Contact system this year.

Smethport District, Cheshire Academy Deploy Parent Alerts

A number of K-12 schools and districts have gone public with their adoption of an emergency notification service from Omnilert.

Texas Ed Service Center Signs On for Parental Notification Services

The Texas Region 17 Education Service Center (ESC) has contracted with SchoolReach, a K-12 parent notification service, to make the contact system available to member schools at a discount. The service center is an organization created to provide services to schools in Region 17, which encompasses the 20 counties surrounding Lubbock, Texas.

Blackboard Connect Used To Send 9.7 million Swine Flu-Related Messages at Height of Panic

Blackboard has reported that during just eight days, from April 27 to May 4, its notification system, Blackboard Connect, was used by United States schools and government workers to send some 9.8 million messages tied to updates and information about the swine flu.

Schools Roll Out Emergency Alert Systems

K-12 schools are continuing to adopt emergency alert systems in droves. Several have recently gone public with their adoption of a notification system from Omnilert to communicate both routine and emergency information to stakeholders.

Minnesota District Deploys Emergency Alert System

Both Detroit Lakes School District and the city of Detroit Lakes in Minnesota are deploying a mass communications system to help notify parents, students, and residents at large of emergencies.

Houston ISD Tracks Bus Fleet with AT&T Wireless Network

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) will be monitoring the whereabouts of its school buses wirelessly. The district has signed a contract for AT&T fleet management services, enabling the school district to wirelessly monitor its fleet of 1,100 school buses and vehicles by using GPS technology over the AT&T wireless network.

e2Campus Adopts OASIS Common Alerting Protocol 1.1

Omnilert has released e2Campus 3.0, an update to the company's emergency notification system for education. The latest release adds support for OASIS Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) 1.1, allowing e2Campus to integrate with a range of other emergency communications systems.

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