Smart way to keep tabs on school closures
PARENTS will be able to use a mobile phone 'app' to find out if their children's schools are shut due to bad weather.
Staffordshire County Council is introducing the smart phone technology, along with a new web page, to make it easier for families to keep up-to-date with temporary school closures.
People will only need to take a few clicks to see a list of schools affected by snowfall or other poor weather conditions.
But traditional methods will continue to be used, such as getting local radio stations to broadcast the names of schools which have shut for the day.
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Councillor Ian Parry, cabinet member for education, finance and transformation said: "We know parents need information on school closures quickly, so this latest innovation is designed to give them the information they need quickly.
"We also realise that parents may be on the move, or may not have access to a PC, which is why the site can be viewed on a smart phone or tablet device."
The website will also be used to let parents know about planned school closures, such as training days.