Parents, patrons and students of public schools in Oklahoma City will soon have easier access to updates about the specific schools they are following (or attending). With a new mobile application called School Connect, parents and patrons will be notified of different activities and issues pertaining to their school.
School Connect was first launched last October by Norman Public Schools, and because of its great success, a number of schools districts throughout the state are now signing up to launch their own mobile apps. According to Steve McDaniel, Owner of School Connect, about 40 more schools in Oklahoma City will be launching their mobile apps this January, and some of the public schools have already done so.
McDaniel added that the new application will be more robust and will include more features than the original version. Student-friendly advertisements, for example, can appear in the app and serve as a way to generate more funds for further development of the application.
Another unique feature of School Connect is its flexible language capability in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Arabic in addition to English. This will make it more effective for non-English speakers, which is significant because public schools in Oklahoma City currently have 9,600 students that take English as a second language.