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Local school creates app to help parents and students stay connected

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – One Region 8 school has developed a way of getting information to parents and students instantaneously.

The Greene County Tech School recently created its own smartphone app, Tech Connect.

The school uses it to send immediate alerts and make important information available with a single tap on the phone.

Assistant Superintendent, Amy Lucius, said that it helps the school district communicate more effectively with their parents and students.  "If we were to have any type of a crisis drill to where we're practicing, or any issues, we can communicate with our parents and students," said Lucius. "It's a free application.  It's available on androids and iPhones."

Students also like the convenience that this app provides.

"It's just so handy," said Anna Schefano, a Greene County Tech Junior. "And I mean, you know we've had a lot of bad weather lately, and it's just so convenient because now we don't have to wonder if we're out of school or if school is in the next day because we get notifications sent straight to our phone."

The free app also contains links to other sources of school information.

For more information or to download the app click here.


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