ST. LOUIS, MO – SchoolReach, a leading provider of school notification systems, and the National Rural Education Association (NREA), the leading national organization representing rural schools, have once again partnered to provide rural schools with improved parent communications and professional development opportunities.

“The communication habits of rural parents are evolving as use of smartphones, mobile apps, and other technologies increase among rural residents,” said Dr. John Hill, executive director of the NREA. “SchoolReach offers rural districts the technology they need to reach families with all kinds of important alerts, no matter whether parents depend on landline phones, mobile devices, e-mail, or social media sites to stay connected.”

Known as the school notification system provider that’s “right for rural,” SchoolReach provides rural schools with market-leading voice, e-mail, text, and social media messaging technology to help school leaders reach parents quickly and easily. The SchoolReach platform can be accessed in multiple ways, including the Internet, mobile device, or touch-tone phone, and broadband access is not required. This makes the product ideal for rural schools whose high-speed internet access may be limited or spotty.

SchoolReach also provides rural schools with valuable professional development opportunities through its respected series of webinars and special reports. The series gives rural schools access to top experts in the fields of school safety, school communications, parent engagement, and bullying prevention – a benefit they would otherwise have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a yearly basis to obtain.

“Since our company began serving schools more than 11 years ago, SchoolReach has worked closely with rural schools across the country to improve school to home communications,” said Paul Langhorst, co-founder of SchoolReach. “Renewing our partnership with the NREA is just one more step in our efforts to help rural school administrators meet their community engagement goals.”

About the National Rural Education Association
The NREA is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the United States. Through the years it has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country.

About SchoolReach
SchoolReach is a leading provider of school notification systems, school mobile apps, and anonymous bully reporting solutions. Proud to be based in America’s Heartland, SchoolReach works with schools in all 50 states and offers 24/7 support from a customer service team that’s 100% based in the U.S. School leaders nationwide trust SchoolReach’s patented technology to deliver their most important parent and staff communications. To learn how your school can communicate better and achieve more with SchoolReach, visit or call 1-800-420-1479.

About the Author:

Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones is a technology specialist in Virginia. A former French teacher, she currently supports technology integration in a middle school.