SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication solutions for education, today congratulated five California school district customers that were designated as models of attendance improvement and dropout prevention by the California Department of Education. They include: Bakersfield City School District, Chino Valley Unified School District, El Segundo Unified School District, Manhattan Beach Unified School District and Redondo Beach Unified School District. By implementing programs to minimize truancy and increase attendance rates they have saved millions of dollars and greatly increased the chance that students graduate.
The districts will be recognized in a ceremony hosted by the California Department of Education on April 19 at the Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort in Garden Grove.
"We are very proud that these districts are being recognized for the work they have done to help improve attendance," said Nate Brogan, vice president of marketing for SchoolMessenger. "Studies show that when you minimize absenteeism and truancy, you increase graduation rates. Each district has put programs in place to get kids to school and keep them there, and to encourage parent participation so the entire family feels more connected and can further engage their students."
SchoolMessenger is one solution each district has implemented to boost attendance. The parent notification system automatically contacts families when a student does not show up for class, using home phones, cell phones, email and text messaging. It also serves as a communications tool to bring a school community together, providing a sense of belonging and promoting a relationship between parents, students and educators. Research shows that when parents receive timely information through SchoolMessenger, attendance rates increase, dropout rates decrease and overall academic achievement improves.
Over the last 10 years, SchoolMessenger has delivered billions of messages for thousands of educational facilities in all 50 states.
SchoolMessenger is a leading provider of communication solutions for education. Thousands of school districts, public schools, colleges, universities, private schools and other educational facilities in all 50 states depend on the company's innovative solutions, including the SchoolMessenger notification service and Talk About It anonymous communication service. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For information, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com or call 888.527.5225.
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