I understand there was some confusion on January 30th when we first called for a two hour delay due to ice and then changed it to a school closing. Some of you received the automated alert for the delay and not for the closing. We apologize for the confusion. We are currently under contract with PowerAnnouncement to send out our alerts. Nearly every district in the county uses this system. They have been promising to upgrade their system for several weeks, but only after issues on January 29th did they finally do so. We are talking with others around the county about continuing issues and are even discussing the possibility of asking for a release from this contract. In the meantime, we do try to get messages out in several different ways:
- WNDU News
- WSBT News
- WSJN/FOX News
- ABC 57 News
- Buchanan School’s Facebook page
- Buchanan School’s Twitter
- City Facebook page
Due to so many issues with PowerAnnouncement, we will be adding WSJM/SIRX 1400AM/107.1FM radio station to our list of communications. If you are unsure of the school status on possible delays or closings and have not received an alert, please go to one of these other sources for information. Please remember to keep your phone numbers updated with your child’s school building.
In the meantime, we will continue to work with PowerAnnouncement until either they fix these issues or until we hire another company.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
Dr. van der Laan
Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 20:34