School app planned for parents

Parents of students at Clark-Pleasant schools soon will be able to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events with an app on their phone.

The app for smartphones will be the first of its kind offered by Clark-Pleasant schools, assistant superintendent Cameron Rains said.

Parents won’t be able to get information, such as their child’s grades or progress in class, with the new app. Instead, the app will allow them to stay up-to-date on events, Rains said. For example, when the school district decides on a two-hour delay or closing during the winter due to snow or cold temperatures, the app will send out an immediate notification, Rains said.

This week, the school board approved a contract with Apptegy, a company that specializes in apps and websites for schools, to create a new website for Clark-Pleasant schools and an app for phones, Rains said.

Clark-Pleasant is paying Apptegy about $11,000 to begin designing and working on the website and app, and will pay $15,720 annually to maintain the website and app software, superintendent Patrick Spray said.

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Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2719.