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Our experience is very similar to Michelle.  Had Alert
Solutions......numerous complaints, none-calls, etc.  Broke contract early
and have been with SchoolMessenger with no problems since (knock on
proverbial wood).

Thanks,

*Larry Dougher*
Chief Information Officer
Information Technology Services <http://its.wsesu.net>
Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union <http://wsesu.net>
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On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 1:32 PM, Devino, Michelle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> We switched away from AlertNow when it was becoming Blackboard Connect. We
> switched to Alert Solutions and we had numerous complaints. We ended up
> breaking contract early and we have now been with SchoolMessenger with
> nothing but positive feedback. We use SchoolMessenger with PowerSchool as
> our SIS. Very easy to use. Sending messages is very intuitive.
>
> Michelle M. Devino
> Data Manager
> Colchester School District
> [log in to unmask]
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Glen Page
> Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 11:46 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Phone notification systems
>
> I am sure that this has been asked before but I was asked to check and see
> what others were doing.
>
> We currently use Blackboard Connect as a phone notification system for
> contacting parents and others regarding school closings and other such
> happenings. Our contract with them is up for renewal.
>
> Wondering what others are using and what positive/negative feedback you
> could give me on your current solution.
>
> TIA,
>
> Glen Page
> Technology Systems Administrator
> ThetNet - Thetford Academy
> 802.785.4805.x231
>
>
> “Calculations which required a $20 million machine eight years ago can be
> done on a Mac cluster costing about $11,000.”
>
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