Emergency Communications

In 2013, IUSD introduced a brand new notification system enabling near-instantaneous communication with all of the district’s families via phone calls and emails.

The web-based system contracted through SchoolMessenger replaced a number of older district tools, but the upgrade went way beyond consolidating existing services. IUSD is now able to send out emails and pre-recorded calls to 40,000-plus families in just minutes, and text messages are expected to be added in the near future. Because SchoolMessenger maintains data centers across the country, emergency communications won’t be impacted by local power outages or jammed phone lines.