Ever wondered why parents keep complaining? In a number of cases, the root cause is poor communication. Many schools struggle with communication in one way or another. Even small improvements in communication can significantly impact parent satisfaction.
Why is communication so important for schools?
If you are receiving consistent complaints from parents, there’s a high possibility the problem is real and you need to take appropriate steps to correct it.
Luckily, there’s a solution to the problem... a school mobile app . Don't get me wrong, mobile apps are not the perfect communication tool, nothing is. However, a mobile app for your school can help in making communication easier and more efficient. Technology keeps evolving and in the process, it has changed the way people access and receive information.
We live in a society of instant gratification where people are impatient and want everything now. With access to school information at their finger tips, stakeholders can get the information they need when and where they want it.
Let’s face it, a majority of parents are consistently on their mobile devices scheduling events, checking their emails, surfing the web and posting on social media. Nowadays, business and personal interactions are done via smartphone and parents have become used to this.
They become frustrated when they can’t access their child’s school events and information in the same way. The introduction of school mobile apps has made the process of staying informed and engaged easier than ever since parents can do it anywhere, anytime.
Do any of these problems sound familiar?
If you answered "yes" to even one of these questions, it's time to step up your communications game. You might find this article helpful as well - How You Can Keep Parents Unbelievably Happy By Utilizing a School App .
I'll admit, I'm partial to mobile apps because that's what we do. Don't take my word for it. See what some of our school partners have had to say:
"Since we have brought the Rialto Mobile App in our system we have seen the benefits of this efficient way of communication. It has helped us streamline our existing methods of communication to students, parents, and community. The Rialto team took a look at what we were already doing and helped us put together a layout and menu that is user friendly and purposeful for our constituents. I highly recommend this method and Rialto Mobile!"
Dave Walck, Assistant Principal
Grand Valley High School
"The App is now one of the BEST communication tools we use. Parents are able to access daily announcements, calendars, and can find who to call all in one spot. We have received great feedback from all stakeholders and will continue to keep the App going for a long time! The push notifications keep our kids and their families informed of the most up to date information. We have had higher attendance at events, more parent involvement, and also better lines of communication. It was such an easy process to get started and has been easy to maintain! The App has such a cool and sleek look and I love that it was customizable to my school!"
Lauren Stuart, Teacher
Sand Creek High School
It's time to make the move to mobile. Find a mobile app provider with the expertise and experience to guide you through the process and ensure your school mobile app is successful.
Get your FREE copy of our ebook, How To Be Successful With Your School Mobile App Guaranteed , by messaging us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you find this helpful? Feel free to comment below and share.
Check out our FREE guide to ensure your school app is a success. Click the image below to get it now.
PS. Would you like to get started on the right foot with your school mobile app? Message us at email@example.com and ask for your free copy of our ebook, How To Be Successful With Your School Mobile App Guaranteed.
Header Image Courtesy of Pexels.
Tim Fitzpatrick is the President & Founder of Rialto Mobile Marketing. At Rialto Mobile Marketing we create marketing systems to help small businesses achieve simple, sustainable growth. We're the bridge between where you are and where you want to be.