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Lori, I think a texting system would be good, because it is more reliable than internet in a case when subs do not have reliable access to internet, or can't login in the morning. Most people have cell phones and can at least receive texts, and then return a message or call if interested. I'm sure there are programs/websites that you can use for mass texting where it would be easy to keep a database with possible substitutes numbers. I never had to deal with the sub system when I was working in the school system because counselors can't use subs, just thinking of possible ways to help. Maybe you can make your school a guinea pig and get back to us. Catherine Murphy M.Ed. Educational Technology Candidate University of South Carolina > From: Lori Gwinn <LoriGwinn@pickens.k12.sc.us> > > We use aesoponline.com . Prior to using this system, teachers requested > absences from the principal, the principal notified the receptionist, and > she called the subs. If the person got sick or had another emergency after > 3:15 PM through the start of school the next day, the teacher called the > principal or an assistant principal who began calling available substitutes. > > I've wanted to try texting to see if that would be a good way to alert a > sub list that there's a vacancy. They could text back or call back to accept > the job. Then, the person who sent the original job alert out could send a > job filled message. > > Lori P. Gwinn > Assistant Principal > Liberty High School > 319 Summit Drive > Liberty, SC 29657 > > 864-843-5800 ext. 12 > 864-843-5828 fax > LoriGwinn@pickens.k12.sc.us > > Liberty High School -- Home of the Red Devils > > > From: Cynthia Patridge <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> >> Due to the shortage of money, our school system will not be using an >> online >> substitute calling system we have used four years or so. Instead of "going >> backwards" to the teacher telephones the sub method, I was wondering if >> any >> of you could give an alternative method your school district uses. >> >> Thanks for any advice/comments. >> >> >> >> Cynthia Patridge, LMS >> >> Collins Elementary >> >> Scottsboro, Alabama --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH