MT. VERNON — District 80 is building a mobile app that will launch in time for subsequent year’s propagandize registration.
Assistant Superintendent Ryan Swan gave a District 80 Board of Education an overview of a new app during Monday night’s meeting. Swan pronounced he hopes a app will urge communication via a district.
“What my wish is … is that a app sits right subsequent to a parents’ Facebook app, or their Pinterest or their Instagram or their Twitter app, and they start regulating it kind of like a amicable media tool,” Swan said.
The app, that will be giveaway to download by a Apple or Android store, will have a live activity stream, propagandize news, calender, content notifications and a propagandize directory. Swan pronounced administration who have finish entrance to a app will be means to post photos in real-time from propagandize events or send out mass messages.
“It’s usually right during your fingertips,” Swan said. “This is usually unequivocally a approach we communicate. A lot of times people don’t go to webpages to demeanour during things, it takes too much, and too most time to go by that process.”
Swan pronounced a app could also turn an critical partial of a district’s reserve protocol. He pronounced in an emergency, he or other administrators would be means to post evident notifications to a app that would warning users.
“My wish is that in (an puncture situation), relatives are going to a propagandize app and removing real-time information as against to going to Facebook or Instagram and removing half-information,” Swan said.
One app will be combined for all District 80 schools. Swan pronounced that users can accept alerts from any particular school, or name usually a propagandize or schools their children attend.
Swan’s idea is to have a app built and using someday this year so that administration can start training. He pronounced skeleton are to start selling a app and introducing it to a open during subsequent year’s propagandize registration.
There will be a one-time setup price for a app. Following a initial year there will be a assign per student, that Swan pronounced would be around .75 cents.
Although Swan mentioned that a app was not an costly project, he pronounced he was means to get appropriation for it by a Title 1 grant.