Last night at 8:40 p.m. a family, the Gravers, received an AlertNow message from via e-mail and phone asking them to attend the tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the ; the committee votes on the .
Father Scott Graver said he and his wife Amy who have two children under age 7, found the call to be “disrespectful and inappropriate” coming so late at night on a Sunday for something they don’t deem an "emergency."
This was the message sent to all parents of students signed-up to receive the contact:
I hope everyone enjoyed their April break. Tomorrow evening at Canoe Brook the Education Committee of the RTM meets to vote on the Board of Education's budget for next year. The meeting starts 7:30 and you are encouraged to attend as your presence is important.
Thank you in advance.
He and his wife hope there’s more consideration put into how the AlertNow system is used. Graver said they signed-up to receive messages regarding school closings and delays.
This is the second time during budget season that Branford Schools has used the AlertNow emergency notification system to contact parents about attending a public meeting regarding the budget.
What do you think?