Thursday, April 12, 2012

When Technology Goes Wrong

City, telephone room My older daughter's school uses a telephone blast to keep parents up to date with information that we need to know. It's a bit annoying some days because it seems like her school calls us at least once a week (in comparison, the little one's school calls maybe once a month).

This morning, for the second time this school year, her school did a call blast to every parent to say that their child was not in school today and to call the school. That's right, every single parent in the school was informed that their child was not in school. It's messy to say the least. To their credit, the school realized what they had done and sent a second call blast to let us know the first was incorrect. Actually, they sent the error message twice, you know, in case we didn't get it the first time.

What happened to the good old fashioned phone call? Actually, I'm guessing that the school doesn't have any volunteers to make the calls as the other school does. There's got to be a better way.

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