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W.Va. Department of Education Expands School Delay and Cancellation System

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Parents need the latest information available whether it comes from us or online when it comes to school closings.

The West Virginia Department of Education has set up a site where you can receive school closings via email, text, and Twitter.

It's the latest technology that helps school systems communicate more efficiently.

With winter weather approaching, school systems like Randolph County rely on the latest information to determine whether school needs delayed or canceled, and before new advances in technology they had relied on the old fashion way of just making phone calls.

"We called it a calling tree, each person each director was responsible for a getting a call and they were responsible for calling so many people, and those people were responsible for calling so many people.

The West Virginia Department of Education has a website where you can receive the information. Assistant Superintendent of Operations for Randolph County Schools Terry George said the school system also has available an automated call out system.

"Everyone that's related to Randolph County Schools whether it be an employee or parent is notified within a few moments," said George.  "Making a decision and notifying has been so much easier with the advent of technology and the automated calling system by email, the Internet, it has been so much easier.