Houston Independent School District Selects LivingTree as Preferred Parent Engagement Platform
LivingTree recommended as the online and mobile platform of choice for K-8
Houston Independent School District, in an effort to promote deeper parent communication and involvement, has tested and now officially endorses LivingTree, a cutting edge web and mobile platform aimed at driving transparency and dialogue with parents. LivingTree’s private, secure platform has been recommended as the preferred tool for elementary and middle school parent-teacher engagement.
“In a continued effort to help increase educational output, we are partnering with LivingTree to provide a unique set of collaboration and coordination capabilities to our schools, teachers, and families,” said HISD Family and Community Engagement General Manager, Alejandro Morua. “We all know the importance of parent and family engagement in our school communities and what that engagement means for the children we educate. At FACE (HISD’s Family and Community Engagement group), our mission is clear – to enhance this Family and Community Engagement across our District community. We have already seen tremendous success with the LivingTree platform in many of our schools, and with its communication translation support in over 40 languages as well as iPhone and Android support, we are excited about the opportunity to bring greater transparency and family engagement into all of our school and classroom communities.”
LivingTree’s unique, private and secure digital platform allows for principals to communicate to staff and parents by class, grade level, or entire school with the sending and acceptance of a single invitation. PTAs and other groups (home room parent networks, etc.) can set up additional networks alongside their schools allowing the school to truly be the anchor point of the private community, providing a single, central place for the school, teachers, and parents to communicate, share photos, files, links, calendars, manage volunteers, and send private messages.
LivingTree is available through the web, as well as its iPhone and Android application. By enabling translation support in over 40+ languages, LivingTree breaks down the language barriers so our educational leaders can be assured that all parents can have greater access, transparency and engagement in the lives of their children’s education.
“We’re excited by the HISD recommendation and thrilled with our continued alliance with HISD schools. It’s been a privilege to watch engagement and transparency grow within the HISD community,” said Cullen Childress, CEO and co-founder of LivingTree.
The Houston Independent School District is the largest school district in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States with 282 schools and nearly 210,000 students. The 334-square-mile district is one of the largest employers in the Houston metropolitan area with more than 25,000 employees. For more information, visit the HISD Web site at www.houstonisd.org.