Missouri Parents Keeping Up With Swine Flu

Parents of school-aged children in every public and nonpublic school throughout Missouri will be able to receive instant updates about the H1N1 (Swine) flu as a result of a new, free service provided by the Missouri School Boards’ Association in collaboration with SchoolReach, a St. Louis-based school-to-parent notification and communications company. The service is available now to schools that do not already have an alert notification in place for parents.

For schools that use the new, free service, messages will be limited to those that involve information about the H1N1 flu. Some restrictions apply and schools are encouraged to pre-register with SchoolReach prior to need. School officials can learn more about the service including information on how to sign up at www.msbanet.org.

The Missouri School Boards’ Association is a private, not-for-profit organization that exists to help public schools succeed. SchoolReach is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based GroupCast, an instant messaging notification service. More information can be found at www.schoolreach.com and www.groupcast.com.