North American school districts can now get Transfinder's Stopfinder Communication app free of charge through the end of 2020 instead of the end of this school year. Photo courtesy Transfinder

North American school districts can now get Transfinder's Stopfinder Communication app free of charge through the end of 2020 instead of the end of this school year. Photo courtesy Transfinder

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Routing software developer Transfinder is extending its free offer of its communication app from the end of this school year to the end of 2020 to all school districts in North America.

Transfinder first offered Stopfinder Communication for free to schools for the remainder of the school year when the COVID-19 crisis first hit. However, with most schools not reopening this spring, Transfinder President and CEO Antonio Civitella decided to make the app available for free to assist schools as they make plans to reopen in the fall, the company said in a news release.

Stopfinder Communication is available to school districts free of charge whether or not they are Transfinder clients. A district does not have to use routing software to utilize the app.

“Schools are facing tremendous challenges as they plan to reopen with many potential ‘what if’ scenarios they will need to adjust to,” Civitella said. “District officials will need to communicate these changes quickly with families. Stopfinder Communication will also help parents communicate quickly with district leaders what they are seeing on the ground.”

The app is designed to allow districts to blast notifications districtwide as well as to specific groups based on grade, region, and other criteria. Unlike email, a typical form of communication districts use, there is no spam filter to prevent the messages from being delivered. Districts and parents can also track if messages have been opened. All communications are saved securely for review, according to Transfinder.

Many school districts also use the Stopfinder Communication app to communicate with each other.
“District personnel should now overcommunicate,” Civitella said. “People need to be kept up to date and know that the information they are receiving is the most reliable.”

Find out more about Stopfinder Communication. Additionally, for more information, call (888) 427-2403 or email freestopfinder@transfinder.com.

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