Alachua School District launches emergency text system
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. -- Parents of Alachua County Public Schools students now have the option of receiving critical information on the status of their child's school during an emergency.
The new text system will alert parents on school evacuations, closures and other vital information.
"The reality is that many parents use their cellphones for texting more than they use them for phone calls," said Public Information Officer Jackie Johnson.
Parents can sign up for the new alert system by completing the emergency contact form that will be sent home with every student during the first few weeks of school.
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