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New Ohio Law Will Require Schools to Have a Notification System

Many schools throughout the country have a notification protocol in place for events such as school closings, emergencies and as a way to keep parents informed about special events. Now, there is one more reason for your school district to enact a cross-platform notification system in Ohio — not having one in place may soon be against the law. […]

Alabama DOE Tasked with Taking on School Emergency Notifications

Alabama recently made the news with the signing of House Bill 89 by Governor Kay Ivey. The legislation’s gist? Mandating that the Alabama Department of Education (DOE) take on a bigger role in how and when information is conveyed to stakeholders. Specifically, the DOE will be responsible for developing an electronic notification system aimed at […]

Is Your K-12 School Sending Calls Illegally?

A child doesn’t report to school in the morning but wasn’t called in as absent. You don’t have a home number, and you lack explicit consent to call the the parent’s mobile phone to check in. While in most cases the scenario above is likely the result of an oversight, in rare cases the absence […]

Shots Ring Out in Your K-12 School…Do You Know What to Do?

You’re sitting in your office at school when you hear a loud noise outside in the hallway. It sounds like gunfire. Before you can even rise from your chair or pick up the phone, you hear another shot. Then another. Next, you hear screaming and footsteps outside your door. What do you do? Unfortunately, this real-life […]

TCPA and Schools: What You Need to Know

If you’re currently using or considering switching to an automated messaging system for communicating with the members of your school community, you’re likely already aware of the many benefits of being able to send both routine and emergency messages within mere minutes. However, you may also have concerns about the rules and regulations involved — specifically […]

When Weather strikes- are you ready?

Crucial Emergency Communications is a two way street- Schools, businesses and government need to be able to broadcast news, and you need to be able to receive it- even without power.

One Call Now Chosen as Charter Advantage Partner for Parent Notification Services

One Call Now Celebrates CCSA Schools by Offering $1.50/Student Service The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) marks its 20th year helping charter schools succeed and as a Charter Advantage partner, One Call Now is excited to help them celebrate by providing CCSA members access to One Call Now’s robust parent notification services for just $1.50 […]

Making the Call to Close School… with an App!

Weather is finicky at best in the winter months—this year more than most. Pinpointing whether climate conditions merit a school delay or closing can be a daunting task without a parent notification system. The ability to assess the situation early in the morning (versus the night before) and choosing to use a notification system to […]