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Tyler ISD begins sending text alerts to students, parents and teachers

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(KYTX) - Parents that text message may not be just another friend it could be from Tyler schools with important information about your kids.

Tyler ISD is now using Blackboard Connect which allows the district to send important information quickly to parents, students and employees.

It can notify you of event cancellations, closures and delays and any lockdowns or emergency information you might need to know about your child's school.

"Gives us another way to connect at different levels. Those people that may not text, they will have the ability to get a phone message as well, but it's just another way to make sure we're reaching people. Especially our parents in a situation where they need to have critical information," says Dawn Parnell with Tyler ISD.

The district does a recorded call message to parents now in the event of an emergency.

Parents need to share their cell phone numbers with the school in order to sign up for the alerts.

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