Up to $35,000 in software to improve school-to-home communications

Believing that two-way communication between schools and homes results in greater student success, the No Parent Left Behind Parent-Communication grant program aims to foster parent involvement, increase attendance, and raise student achievement. Two applicants will be selected to receive the SchoolMessenger Desktop Calling System and two years of support from Reliance Communications, worth $5,000 per award. In addition to the fully funded grants, 10 partial-assistance matching grants, worth $2,500 per award, also will be made. The grants are intended for public schools. Special consideration is given to schools with attendance and performance levels that are historically below district, county, and/or state averages.

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