Georgia District Launches New Alert System

In an effort to communicate school-related information to parents, teachers and citizens through the tools they use every day, the DeKalb County School District is launching a new automated notification service that sends school news via email, text message and voicemail. The new service, called K12 Alerts, is free and available to everyone who wants to know more about DeKalb Schools.

K12 Alerts will keep parents, DeKalb Schools staff members and local residents informed of everything from weather related school closings and early dismissals to other important news affecting the district. The service also allows messages to be translated into multiple languages.

"One of our core goals is to better engage our stakeholders, and this new channel will be an essential tool to provide important information to parents, teachers and others in the DeKalb Schools community," said Dr. Cheryl Atkinson, Superintendent of the DeKalb County School District. "The system also leverages technology to reach a wider group of stakeholders, including multilingual audiences and families that do not have access to traditional media or the Internet.

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