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New app helps improve communication between schools, families in Columbiana

The app cost around $9,000 to make and is around $6,800 per year to maintain

COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WKBN) - Recently, Columbiana Schools designed an app for students, parents and faculty members to download.

The school district says it's to help improve communication between everyone.

Faculty members are able to send push notifications or alerts for things like snow days. This would avoid the need to call each parent.

School officials say they got the idea while they were redesigning their website.

"So for us, we thought this is a great way for us to communicate with home, push to information, allow parents to have a tool to go to one location to find out what they need to know about the district," said Superintendent Don Mook.

The app cost around $9,000 to make and is around $6,800 per year to maintain.

The district says they've been planning something like this for a while so they had it in the budget.


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