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Sarasota County Schools launches new mobile app

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SMART APP: The Sarasota County Schools app is available as a free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

SARASOTA COUNTY, Aug. 8, 2017 – In conjunction with the start of the 2017-18 school year, Sarasota County Schools has introduced a new mobile app to help keep parents and community members informed about district news, events and other information. The app is designed for smartphones and tablets.

Created by the district and education technology firm Blackboard, the free app is available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android devices. On the app, parents can choose specific schools to follow, access district calendars and lunch menus, keep up with their favorite school sports teams and see news and social media posts from the district, all in one place. Users can also access the district’s Student and Parent Portal to track grades and attendance.

“It’s a one-stop shop for parents,” says Joe Binswanger, director of information technology for Sarasota County Schools. “The app gives us the ability to aggregate the various pieces of information that a parent would need or want to successfully be able to support their student in their educational career.”

The app took about three months to create and underwent a soft launch among district staff members at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Each school in the district will help distribute information about the new app to its parent population as students return to school. 

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Communications and Community Relations
Tracey Beeker, Director
tracey.beeker@sarasotacountyschools.net

Kelsey Whealy, Media Relations Specialist
kelsey.whealy@sarasotacountyschools.net

Caroline Lee, Administrative Assistant;
Public Records Custodian, Peachjar eflyers    
caroline.lee@sarasotacountyschools.net 

Digital Communications
Mina Ajrab, Manager
mina.ajrab@sarasotacountyschools.net

Torie Ewald, Social Media Strategist
torie.ewald@sarasotacountyschools.net

Katy Ellis, Social Media Producer
kathryn.ellis@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-4009 or
941-927-9000 ext. 74009
Fax: 941-927-2539
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Green 3rd Floor

Education Channel 20/33
John Flowerree, Manager
john.flowerree@sarasotacountyschools.net

Stephen Pannone, Engineer
stephen.pannone@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-361-6355
Fax: 941-361-6358
4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, Florida 34233

Community Involvement
Lyndsey Cantees, Coordinator  
lyndsey.cantees@sarasotacountyschools.net

Jennifer Anderson, Administrative Assistant
CommunityInvolvement@sarasotacountyschools.net
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31500
Fax: 941-361-6539
Green 1st Floor

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