Need on-the-go information from District 214? There's now an app for that. The District has launched a free new iPhone- and Android-supported app that gives students, parents, staff and community members mobile-friendly access to District news, co-curricular calendars and school information.
The app, the first to be launched by a large comprehensive high school district in Illinois, was officially unveiled at last night's Board of Education meeting.
It provides easy access to District 214's growing social media presence through clickable links to the Twitter, Flickr and Facebook feeds, and offers a password-activated Contact Manager system that lets parents, students and staff receive text messages in the case
of closings or emergency situations. Parent instructions
for managing that system can be found here:
Parent instructions for managing that system can be found here: http://www.d214.org/cm.pdf
Staff instructions can be found here: http://www.d214.org/CM_staff.pdf
Keith Bockwoldt, District 214's Director of Technology Services, told the Board the app allows for even more transparency and better communication with the community, and utilizes innovative technology - already
a staple in District classrooms - to meet the community where they're at and deliver information.
The District 214 app features maps, direct links to the Board of Education and employee contact pages of District 214's main website and web links for all six
of the District's comprehensive high schools and three alternative programs.
The app is available for download through the Google Play and iTunes stores.
Scan the QR code or click the link below.