The Regional Mass Communications Network operates on two levels, dependent upon the district or charter school need for a basic attendance or emergency notification and news release system or an expanded and more complex system of emergency and non-emergency parental, public and media notification via telephone and computer networks.
School Messenger service offered to districts of all sizes through inter-local agreement. Fees are set based upon a regional pricing schedule and local district enrollment in the service. Attendance management and calling is feature of this service. This service offers not only online computer and email communications but direct land-line telephone or cellphone communications to parents and interested public citizens in the case of emergencies.
Many non-emergency features are also included that allow districts to communicate with selected parent groups by campus or identified sectors. Translation to multiple languages other than English is also available.
Each district, even though enrolled in the regional service at a regional price, is able to maintain and manage its own program and features independent of other members. Region 10 ESC will assist the vendor in managing the service regionally. The vendor (School Messenger) will invoice the districts directly for the service. School Messenger provides direct interface with TxEIS or Skyward databases.
LivingTree builds trust and partnership between schools, families, and communities by providing private, secure social networks for educators including states, school districts, schools, and classrooms. LivingTree's mission and best in class solution aligns with the Region 10’s mission to be a trusted, student-focused partner that serves the learning community through responsive, innovative educational solutions.
LivingTree shatters the biggest barriers to parent engagement (time, language, socio-economic status, and environment) by directly integrating with school and district information systems to build a hierarchical network that builds and allows conversation up, down, and across and entire education community. Within the community, users access the network via a single web and mobile application set to share posts, alerts, files, events, text messages and content. Users can also volunteer for activities, send and receive private direct messages and access directory listings. Each customized school network extends to the PTA, booster club, athletic group, and student organizations. Even more, the network extends to the broader community for mentorship programs and full community inclusion.
The LivingTree network can be accessed via the web, or any iPhone or Android product via native app. It supports two-way conversation from all users with translation to 100+ languages.
Founded in 2012, LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate our children. LivingTree aims to include every member of the community regardless of preferred language or socio-economic status. LivingTree's secure social network empowers leaders and organizations to connect, share, and coordinate up, down and across all levels of their private network. http://www.livingtree.com