The Kennedale Independent School District is the latest North Texas school district to offer the School Connect smartphone app to parents and students in the district.
The free app allows parents, students and faculty to "keep track of important district and school information and receive notices from the district, faculty, and staff, all in real-time via push and email messaging."
The app provides users with access to information on school activities, grade books, notes from teachers, athletic schedules and scores, lunch menus, and school calendars.
"Kennedale ISD's official mobile app empowers anyone in the community to stay connected with the information they want and need right on their mobile devices," said Rick Edwards, Kennedale ISD associate superintendent of administrative services in a news release Tuesday. "We feel that efficient communication between the district, schools, parents and community is more important than ever. We are excited to see this new app lead to a stronger, more connected school community."
Several other North Texas districts currently use the app, including school districts in Dallas, Comanche, Corsicana, Crowley, Ennis, Gorman, Grandview, Irving, Midlothian and Venus. Statewide, 36 districts use the app or are in development to use the app. In Oklahoma, 119 use the app or are in development to use the app.
The app, which is provided free to school districts through a partnership with Jostens, is available on both Apple and Android devices. Get more information at schoolconnectservices.com.