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Boaz schools release multipurpose phone app

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The app provides campus-specific news and calendars, and can even be used to verify students' grades and attendance. (Source: Boaz City Schools) The app provides campus-specific news and calendars, and can even be used to verify students' grades and attendance. (Source: Boaz City Schools)
BOAZ, AL (WAFF) -

The Boaz City School system in Marshall County is the first in the state to roll out a new smartphone app that is totally interactive with students and measures their progress.

Wayne Caudle is the Technology Director for Boaz City Schools and believes parents will like what they see with the new app. It does all the easy stuff – lets you read school news, sports schedules, see a school-specific calendar.

It also gives parents urgent information, such as school closings. Caudle said the school's phone messaging system has several outdated numbers. With the app, bad phone numbers are eliminated.

"Now, when we send out an all-call, it's limited, going out to one phone number. You could have the whole family sign up for the app, and everybody gets the notification," Caudle said.

For students who see problems in school, whether it be fighting, bullying, or other bad behavior, they can notify administrators through the app, and even provide proof.

"It lets you take a picture, and then you can either upload it anonymously or you can upload it with your name and information on it," said Caudle.

If a student comes home and says he made a certain grade on a test, there is a way parents can verify the grade, with a special login section. Parents can review grades and attendance in that special section.

The app is free to download and available for iPhones and Android-based devices.

For iPhones, click here: http://bit.ly/1cH49gH

For Android devices, click here: http://bit.ly/I0hdnS

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