New Online Alert System Will Notify Ozark Students and Parents

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Ozark School officials are rethinking the way they notify parents.

A new and advanced alert system sends messages during a time of crisis.

Principal of D.H. Smith Middle School, Sylvia Malone said, "It's really kinda’ cool, because the ability to send a message to six, seven, eight contact numbers at one time, probably within 30 to 45 seconds is just a tremendous way to keep people informed. So I think it has a lot of potential."

The new system is called Schoolcast.

It features a variety of ways to keep you up-to-date, with phone calls, emails, and even text messages.

When severe weather threatens the area, Schoolcast will immediately notify parents.

The alert will indicate whether action is needed to ensure a students' safety.

Superintendent of Ozark City Schools, Dan Payant said, "We know that we're gonna’ be subject to hurricanes and tornadoes and we wanna’ be able to get the most accurate and complete information out to our parents as quickly as possible. We think this system will do that for us."

Information about any disturbance that threatens students, from severe weather to blackouts will be sent to the parents by the Schoolcast system.

The only thing the parents need to do now is sign up.

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