Messenger system up and running
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The school messenger system sending announcements to parents and guardians has been used districtwide successfully, Assistant Superintendent Gloria Pugliano said Tuesday.
The system spent four hours Friday sending messages, and it made second attempts Saturday, she said.
About 2,500 e-mails were sent along with 489 phone calls, Pugliano said.
The district received three return phone calls from people who do not have children attending school, Pugliano said. Those were a case of mistyped phone numbers, she said.
The system sent messages at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to the parents of high school students absent from classes. Four parents responded that they thought their children were in school, and those teenagers were found at Waynesboro's Memorial Park, Pugliano said.
"Mr. Bricker used it at the middle school to notify parents of an upcoming event," Pugliano said.
School Board member Chris Devers said he has received both e-mails and phone calls from the automated system.