WSIPC and K12 Alerts Launch First of Its Kind Partnership at the Annual WASWUG Conference in Bellevue, WA
WSIPC and K12 Alerts Partner to Provide a Complete Communications Solutions for both emergencies and all types of parent and community notifications to 295 School Districts
EVERETT, Wash. and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC), a public agency that provides information services to nearly 300 school districts throughout the state that use the Cooperative's WESPaC data system, today WSIPC announced it has partnered with K12 Alerts at its annual WASWUG Conference in Bellevue, WA. K12 Alerts is an award-winning provider of emergency and routine communications solutions. In these challenging economic times, this unique Washington State partnership enables districts to immediately acquire K12 Alerts complete communications solutions suite at best-in-state pricing, which can include free months of coverage and no upfront training costs.
The goal of the partnership is to offer Washington State districts the K12 Alerts industry-leading communications platform that gives school administrators an intuitive user interface with powerful communications tools for instant or scheduled notifications. The WISPC and K12 Alerts partnership has fully integrated the data transfer process between the WESPaC data system and K12 Alerts database ensuring emergency phone, email and texting numbers are always up-to-date. K12 Alerts also helps lower district operational costs with its built-in community relations portal allowing residents without children in the school district to signup to receive news, event and budget information. This complete 4-in-1 communications platform can help replace redundant systems and lower district costs.
School officials who come on board with K12 Alerts can quickly train staff to send instant notifications to parents, students and staff when emergency situations arise, including inclement weather, school closings, campus incidents, early dismissals, routine event notifications or to create and send paperless email newsletters helping schools save money on printing and mailing costs. The K12 Alerts® system allows school officials in one-click to publish an alert or newsletter to Social Media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.
"In today's world where parents have iPads, smartphones and Internet connectivity almost everywhere they expect to receive information almost instantly. K12 Alerts accomplishes this by providing our districts with a complete communications solution that is easy-to-use and ties in Social Media aspects to distribute information accurately and quickly." said Marty Daybell, executive director of WSIPC. "We helped K12 Alerts tailor their program for Washington State also allowing community members without children attending schools to signup for news, events and budget information."
"We are excited about our WSIPC partnership, K12 Alerts brings new communications capabilities to Washington State Schools while helping schools save money and work more efficiently. WSIPC and their leadership team understand our mission of keeping student safe and parents informed," said Gregory Bender, president of K12 Alerts. "By leveraging our notification platform, officials will be well-prepared to respond to any situation using the latest tools and Social Media outlets."
About K12 Alerts
K12 Alerts® was established in 2002 after 9/11 to find a better way to communicate with large groups of people during a crisis. The K12 Alerts® platform is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution created to enable school administrators to effortlessly record, send, and track targeted messages to groups in minutes. The K12 Alerts® system allows school officials in one-click to publish an alert or newsletter to Social Media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. K12 Alerts® also provides an Electronic Student Emergency Cards portal that parents may update and administrators can access in a few keystrokes; providing doctor, allergy and other critical student information about each child. K12 Alerts® is growing rapidly throughout the United States and in 2011 received a Top 100 Products of the Year Award from District Administration magazine. Founded in 2002, K12 Alerts is headquartered in Westchester County in White Plains, N.Y. K12 Alerts is Patent Pending. For more information, please visit www.k12alerts.com or call 888-291-2090.
Over 40 years ago, 10 Washington school districts formed a cooperative to empower schools by sharing software development and hardware costs and providing centralized technological support. Through its innovative structure, WSIPC supplies members with high-quality technological solutions and customer service at a fraction of the cost of that provided by commercial vendors. Learn more at http://www.wsipc.org.
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