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SchoolInfoApp introduces new school and district mobile app features

Students no longer have to awkwardly wear ID badges or worry about replacing lost cards. A Hall Pass no longer means carrying a wooden stick or paper slip around campus. Mobile apps by SchoolInfoApp (http://www.schoolinfoapp.com) now allow students to securely display their official School ID on their iPhone, Android or other smartphone complete with scannable barcodes and pertinent information. Another new feature allows teachers to issue digital Hall Passes that bring a school’s out-of-class management policies and procedures into the 21st century.

These innovative features are just part of SchoolInfoApp’s latest update to their portfolio of apps currently in use in over 600 schools and districts throughout the US, UK and Canada. The update also gives users the ability to get content and notifications translated into more than 15 languages for students and their parents who might not speak English as their first language. And, it provides teachers a safe, secure one-way messaging platform to send out class news, homework reminders, announcements and more through push notifications that can even include documents, pictures and other files.

Iyana Mason, Grant Writing & Communications Specialist for Thornton Fractional District in Illinois had this to say, “Our entire school community – students, staff, and parents - are raving about the new features in our district's app. Students love using the app to get school news and track their assignments. The new teacher notifications are the perfect answer for our teachers to have an approved and safe system to communicate with students and parents in today’s mobile world.”

Students are also excited. Hannah E., a middle school student, reports “Love it! I really love the new My Id feature. I've lost my Id card twice this year and now I can access it right from my phone. Such a huge relief!! I also like keeping up with my homework and assignment due dates on my phone. I definitely think this will help me and my friends get better grades this year!”

Susan B., parent of a third-grader, says “I’m very pleased with the new school app! It sends notifications right to my phone so I always know exactly what's going on with my child in real-time, which makes my life so much easier. It really helps me stay on top of things and make sure my son is staying on the right track. I think every school should have an app like this!”

One cluster within Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia also expects the new features of their app to save the district more than $10,000 each school year in reduced printing and supply costs and contribute to their Going Green initiative of being more environmentally friendly.

About SchoolInfoApp

SchoolInfoApp, headquartered in Ruston, LA, is a leading developer of branded mobile apps for schools, school districts and a variety of other organizations. The SchoolInfoApp team has developed and manages apps for more than 600 organizations throughout the US, UK and Canada. Apps developed by SchoolInfoApp and Apps by SIA include innovative, time-saving features and have been consistently rated 4.5-5 star in the Apple App Store and Google Play reviews. SchoolInfoApp was recently named by District Administration magazine as a Top 100 product for the 2nd consecutive year.

For more information, visit http://www.schoolinfoapp.com