App provides up-to-date school news


District will use app as a notification system

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



Derik Vanderford|The Union Times School board members use mobile devices to look at the new Union County School District digital app. The new app will be used as a notification system in cases such as snow days, sending messages through text, email or SMS. Other information items on the app are calendar events, school news, board policy, maps for each school location, contact information and lunch menus.


Derik Vanderford|The Union Times Union County School District technology director Tim Barnado speaks to board members about the app.


Courtesy photo This is the page for the new Union County School District app.


UNION COUNTY — The Union County School District has a new digital app available for download to keep parents and students up-to-date with school news.

Union County School District Technology Director Tim Barnado announced that Union County Schools now has a mobile app available through Google Play for Android devices and the iTunes store for Apple devices. Barnado said the district’s new website is fully integrated into the app, and all schools’ sites now have a common look and feel. He also said the app is fully integrated with the Powerschool system used by each school in the district, and teacher websites are coming soon.

The app will be used as a notification system in cases such as snow days, sending messages through text, email or SMS.

“This is one app for the Union County School District, but you can pick and choose which schools you would like to see items from,” Barnado said.

Other information items included on the app are calendar events, school news, board policy, maps for each school location, contact information and lunch menus. Barnado said the app may be downloaded anywhere.

To find the app, search for “Union County School District” in the Googleplay store or on iTunes.

Derik Vanderford|The Union Times School board members use mobile devices to look at the new Union County School District digital app. The new app will be used as a notification system in cases such as snow days, sending messages through text, email or SMS. Other information items on the app are calendar events, school news, board policy, maps for each school location, contact information and lunch menus.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_board-with-ipads.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Times School board members use mobile devices to look at the new Union County School District digital app. The new app will be used as a notification system in cases such as snow days, sending messages through text, email or SMS. Other information items on the app are calendar events, school news, board policy, maps for each school location, contact information and lunch menus.

Derik Vanderford|The Union Times Union County School District technology director Tim Barnado speaks to board members about the app.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_stribble.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Times Union County School District technology director Tim Barnado speaks to board members about the app.

Courtesy photo This is the page for the new Union County School District app.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_school-app-page-0.jpgCourtesy photo This is the page for the new Union County School District app.
District will use app as a notification system

By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

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