Local school creates app to help parents and students stay connected

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

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

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

Assistant Superintendent, Amy Lucius, said that it helps theschool district communicate more effectively with their parents and students.  "If we were to have any type of a crisis drillto where we're practicing, or any issues, we can communicate with our parentsand 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 TechJunior. "And I mean, you know we've had a lot of bad weather lately, and it'sjust so convenient because now we don't have to wonder if we're out of schoolor if school is in the next day because we get notifications sent straight toour 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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