Columbus City Schools Selects Global Connect to Provide Notification Services

Jul 27, 2009, 15:32 ET from Global Connect

MAYS LANDING, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbus City Schools has selected Global Connect to provide automated communications services to parents, students and staff members. Global Connect won the Columbus City Schools contract in July through a competitive bid process.

Columbus City Schools will use Global Connect's Parent Notification System for routine announcements, such as absence notifications and school board meeting reminders, as well as emergency messages, such as weather closings, and if, necessary, warnings of extreme emergencies or crisis situations.

The Global Connect Parent Notification System is a 100% web-based communication system that allows school districts and their schools to send a message to telephone numbers, email addresses, and cell phones. The system offers a number of features that render it particularly useful for school districts to use when communicating with parents and staff, such as polling, real-time reporting, and the ability to create custom call lists.

"This system will help enhance the many ways in which we communicate with our parents, students and the community as a whole," said Columbus City Schools Superintendent and CEO Gene T. Harris, Ph.D. "With some of the new features of this system, we will be able to broaden our outreach to the community, delivering important information in a timely and efficient manner."

Global Connect allows Columbus City Schools broader outreach to the community in a timely way. Moreover, Global Connect's system offers multiple redundancies, ensuring limited to no delays or downtime.

"With a school district as large as Columbus City Schools, it is critical to be able to call a large number of contacts, and to reach them virtually instantaneously," explained Craig Bird, CEO and Founder of Global Connect. "Throughout the bidding and testing process, Columbus school leaders discovered how easy it is to record and send a message to thousands of contacts within minutes using Global Connect. We're thrilled to count Columbus City Schools among our satisfied education clients."

About Global Connect

Global Connect, the leading provider of web-based voice messaging, helps a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors throughout the United States and Canada deliver personalized notifications quickly and cost-effectively. Founded in 2002, Global Connect is a privately held company with corporate offices in Mays Landing, New Jersey, and regional sales and service offices located throughout the United States.

For more information on Global Connect, please call (888) 421-4151 or visit

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