App for school closings?

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    Did a general search in the forums but nothing came up. Can anyone recommend a good app that shows school closings?

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    I don't know of any but thats a good idea with 3 kids would love to just check my phone for updates instead of just watching the news scroll for 20 minutes lol
     
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    Man I wish I was a developer. I'd take this one on in a heartbeat. Awesome idea
     
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    I'm tryin to learn to dev but I would think there would be a external source that has a list of all the schools where would that be?
     
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    Don't most schools have a system in place where they send out SMS messages for delays or closings? I know they do in my area.
     
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    some do but I doubt they would give anyone access to it.
     
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    I'm unaware of any apps that do this, but our local TV station will email out closings for specific school districts if you sign up. Works pretty well.
     
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    School districts here send out automated messages via home and cell phone. It is a good idea though.
     
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    I just have a desktop short cut to the local news website, direct to the closings web page. Works for me.
     
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    Hey guys thanks for the replies, but I am well aware of how I can figure out school closings lol. I was actually asking if there was an app that does this. I am a substitute teacher, so I need to be able to check whatever district I'm going to be working at on that day. So it's not like I can just sign up to get alerts from one district... I'd have to do that for 10.
     
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    lol I was just saying even if there was a app where would the source of information come from?
     
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    I have no idea how to make apps, so I have no clue. How do any apps get the information they provide?
     
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    all the disctricts in the state of florida do this.
     
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    I would think it make a call to a server or at least a source. In our case a server that updates with all the info per day.
     
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    I wish our schools would do SMS for delays and closing. Of course here in lower delaware, its the land that time has forgot. I have to use my web browser and go to our local tv station for the list of closings (so i don't have to wait for the scrolling on TV)
     
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