The Shrewsbury schools are using a new system this year to notify parents in case of an emergency.
Shrewsbury signed on to the Connect-ED service, available from a private company, which allows administrators to send emails or voice messages to thousands of parents at once, according to Anne Mahan, director of business services. The service can be used for snow days or more serious emergencies.
"The system has the ability to notify parents at their homes, their cell phones, and their email accounts," said Mahan. "Parents can be reassured we are taking active measures to deal with a crisis if there is one."
-- Lisa Kocian
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