School closings delivered by phone

Lincoln Public Schools has initiated a new telephone communication system and will be using this system to alert families of weather-related school closing days this winter. This new mass communication system, Connect-Ed, will allow the District to notify families individually by telephone when school has been canceled due to bad weather. 
When school is closed, the system will call over 20,000 households with this weather closing information.  Many families will receive a call as early as 5:15 a.m., as to accommodate the many students and families that leave home early.
"Our number one concern is for the safety of our children," said LPS Superintendent Susan Gourley. "We make a decision for the District, but expect and respect that parents will make the best decision for their children and family. Therefore, we support a parent's choice to keep their child home if they believe the weather has created safety issues, even though the District may have elected to keep school open." 
Whenever possible, school closing decisions will be made the night before and the District will initiate notification calls by 10 p.m. The news media will continue to be notified to assist in alerting families of school closings due to weather. Information will also be available on the District website,

Published: December 5, 2007, Updated: December 5, 2007