image for layout
image for layout
masthead bottom rule
January 21, 2017

CoSer: 611-7511

Service Codes:
611.040

Contact

Jessica Scheckton
(518) 464-3960
jessica.scheckton@neric.org

 

2016-17 PRICING
611.040.100 $1,249 per year for districts
subscribing to the Core Communications
Service, plus a one-time set-up fee of $500
611.040.200: $2,498 per year for all other
districts, plus a one-time set-up fee of $500
611.040.300 $500 one-time set-up fee

 

2015-16 PRICING
611.040.100 $1,234 per year for districts
subscribing to the Core Communications
Service, plus a one-time set-up fee of $500
611.040.200: $2,468 per year for all other
districts, plus a one-time set-up fee of $500
611.040.300 $500 one-time set-up fee

 

 

School News Notifier (SNN)

School News Notifier (SNN) is a Web-based, opt-in news and information service through which parents and residents can sign up to receive e-mails and text messages with the latest updates from their district.
Developed by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service specifically for school districts, SNN gives administrators and staff the power to send updates, reminders and important information with a few clicks of a button, without any special software. Subscribers to SNN can choose to receive any or all of the updates their district offers. They retain complete control of their personal information and can unsubscribe at any time. Currently, more than 25 school districts from the Capital Region to Orange and Onondaga counties are using SNN to enhance communications with their communities — collectively reaching more than 40,000 subscribers.

SNN is customized and integrated with each districts current web design. While most districts offer updates for each school building, many districts also use SNN to cut costs and improve their communications response to sensitive or important issues. Whether reminding parents to return a field trip permission slip, sending a sex-offender notification (that can reach private school parents too!) or sharing important budget or program updates, SNN helps districts streamline costly mailings and deliver the news quickly.

Because of its "opt-in" design, SNN is NOT intended to serve as or replace a districts emergency mass communication system. But it complements such systems and is an effective, powerful addition to any communications arsenal because:

  • SNN is available to ALL members of your community, not just parents. Grandparents, daycare providers, local businesses and district taxpayers can sign up to receive budget vote reminders, early dismissal notifications or other alerts that matter to them.
  • SNN gives districts full control over which updates to offer — and how many.
  • SNN enjoys a high usage rate due to its opt-in approach. Subscribers want to read SNN messages because they have signed up to receive them.
  • SNN subscribers manage their own personal information, so district staff members do not have to spend countless hours updating subscribers contact information or messaging preferences.
  • SNN is easy to use. It is completely web-based and requires no special software; messages can be sent from any Internet-connected computer.
  • SNN offers a convenient way to send district or school e-newsletters, without having to maintain separate mailing lists.
  • SNN keeps a record of all messages sent, including date and time stamp and authoring information.
  • SNN uses encryption and security methods to protect against hacking and safeguard subscriber information.
  • SNN generates more confidence among users. It is customized to complement your districts website, so visitors dont feel they are using an unknown service.

Leaders for Educational Excellence motto graphic
image for layout
image for layout