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FCSD3 Launches Mobile App to Keep Community Informed

AUGUST 22, 2014

LAKE CITY, SC -- Florence County School District Three has launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, students and the broader community to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information and activities underway within the school community.

The free app, which displays the district’s logo and content, can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android by searching for Florence School District 3. Links to both the Apple iOS and Android mobile apps are available on the district’s website at florence3.k12.sc.us.

Developed in partnership with SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication solutions for education, the new app will provide families with 24/7/365 access to news, special alerts, calendars, events, sports schedules and more. New information feeds will continue to be made available in the app over the coming school year.

 “We are always looking for new and effective ways to communicate with our communities,” said Brian Huckabee, communications coordinator. “Our new, official mobile app empowers everyone in the community to stay connected and up-to-date on the information that they want and need directly from their mobile device. It’s another great example of our commitment to communication, as we know that in order for families to get involved in school activities and functions they must first be informed of them” Huckabee added. “We are excited about how our new app will help us communicate more effectively, and hope it leads to a stronger, more connected school community overall.” 

Highly secure and flexible, the school’s new app is built on a communication platform that permits the district to manage and share content easily. Among the features is the ability to send push notifications to those who download the app. Through the settings menu, users can select from which schools they wish to receive news notifications.

With budget limitations a reality for schools throughout the nation, SchoolMessenger was able to partner with the district to deliver this affordable new communication channel. In addition, the company will manage hosting and technical updates and provide 24/7 support.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Florence School District Three to help reach its goals for effective and accessible communications throughout the entire school community,” said Nate Brogan, vice president of Marketing, SchoolMessenger. “Parents today are busier than ever and rely on their mobile devices to connect them to the information that matters most. SchoolMessenger allows schools and community members to stay connected through a robust mobile platform that will continue to evolve based on their needs.”

About SchoolMessenger
SchoolMessenger is the leading provider of communication solutions for education. Thousands of school districts, public schools, colleges, universities, private schools and other educational facilities in all 50 states depend on the company's innovative solutions, including the SchoolMessenger notification service and Talk About It anonymous communication service. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For information, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com or call 888-527-5225.  

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