Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program selects ParentSquare as vendor partner for school-home communications

Santa Barbara, California – Dec. 15, 2021 – ParentSquare, the award-winning home-school unified communications platform for K-12 education, has been named a vendor partner by the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP).

ILTPP is a statewide cooperative created by the Illinois Learning Technology Center (LTC), Regional Offices of Education (ROE), and Intermediate Service Centers (ISC) in 1998. Its goal is to provide a voluntary procurement program that combines the purchasing power of Illinois school districts and entities Other educational qualifications to offer competitive prices for technical products and services.

Authorized sellers are subject to rigorous evaluation prior to obtaining ILTPP approval of the partnership. The program looks at each vendor’s reliability by contacting three educational facilities that have purchased their products within the past year. In addition, an advisory panel made up of LTC, ROE, ISC, and Illinois State Board of Education directors evaluates vendor prices and products.

“We aim to secure strategic partnerships with some of the most innovative organizations in the field of educational technology,” said Hope Hardin-Borbely, ILTPP Program Director. “We make sure to only deal with companies that have a solid reputation for providing exceptional service and quality products. We are very excited to offer ParentSquare functionality and incredible customer support to our members.”

ParentSquare’s contract with ILTPP gives cooperative members access to a unified two-way communications platform that enables them to easily connect with students’ parents and guardians while overcoming language or socioeconomic barriers and maintaining the highest standards of privacy and security. Families can receive alerts for school or district news, activities, and events, as well as complete forms and permission receipts, sign up for parent-teacher conferences, check attendance, respond to events, and more.

School staff and parents can also participate in individual and group messaging with real-time language translation. ParentSquare offers translation into more than 100 languages, app, email, text, voice and web portal access to more equitable communication across the region. It also features extensive integrations with student information and other critical administrative systems and single sign-on capabilities.

Dr. Chad A. said: Stevens, Chief Strategy Officer at ParentSquare, “Creating effective and efficient communication with student families is one of the overarching challenges facing schools and school districts today.” “As an Illinois resident, lifelong educator, and father of two school-age children, I can speak on behalf of everyone at ParentSquare when I say we are thrilled to help improve parental involvement and equity in communication in Illinois schools.”

About the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program

The Illinois Learning Technology Procurement Program (ILTPP) was jointly developed in 1998 by Learning Technology Centers, Education Regional Offices, and Middle Service Centers, in response to needs assessment information provided by area employees statewide. ILTPP, a statewide cooperative of Illinois K-12 educational institutions, combines purchasing power and expertise to purchase technology products and services at prices better than those available to individual organizations. For more information, please visit us online and follow ILTPP on Facebook and Twitter.

About ParentSquare™

ParentSquare is adopted by millions of teachers and families in 44 states for unified and effective school communications. ParentSquare provides parental engagement tools that run from the district office to the individual classroom, backed by powerful metrics and reports. ParentSquare’s technology platform features extensive integration with student information and other critical administrative systems, translation into more than 100 languages, application, email, text, voice and web portal access for fair communication. ParentSquare (http://www.parentsquare.com), founded in 2011, is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.

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