Flora CUSD #35 Expanding Communication Through Blackboard Connect/Alert Now
Ensuring accurate, efficient communication to parents and the community is important at all times, but no other time is it more critical than when an accident, incident, or situation occurs. Flora CUSD #35 is striving to enhance the communication to parents in the event of a bus accident or issue by utilizing our existing Blackboard Connect/Alert Now program. A group has been created for each current morning and afternoon bus route and will be updated as routes/information changes. Through the use of this system, we will be able to communicate, specifically to the parents of the students that ride the affected bus, the details of the incident, the actions taken, and the plans to transport students. If you would like to verify that your child’s bus route information and contact numbers are correct, please contact the Unit Office at 618-662-2412.
We are fortunate to have an outstanding district nursing staff, Flora Police Department, and Clay County Sheriff’s department. In the event of an accident with potential injuries or medical/health issues of students, we will continue to involve these departments to ensure the safety of the students. In consultation with the police and sheriff departments, other emergency response personnel will be utilized when needed.
While we hope and strive to avoid accidents or issues in the future, we want to be prepared to ensure the safety of our students. We appreciate all of your input and patience as we work together to continually increase the communication to the parents and community. Thank you for all you do for our students and our school district.