The Wylie school district if offering two important apps that parents will want to download if they haven’t already.
One is an app that sends out important information, such as weather closings. The other is a new app that allows people to report cyberbullying.
Wylie assistant superintendent Mitch Davis said the new app is in response to SB 179 (David’s Law), which was recently passed by the Texas Legislature. The law requires school districts to include cyberbullying in their district policies and to provide a way for students to report cyberbullying anonymously.
It also gives district’s the authority to investigate cyberbullying that happens away from campus.
“We have dealt with a lot of situations before,” Davis said, “but this will be the first time that we have dealt with cyberbullying that took place outside the school. This is going to be different. It’s going to be a good thing.”
Davis said anyone who wants to report bullying can do so through the app by entering signup code KVNG or by going to the website www.mycampuseye.com/web/KVNG. The app is available in the app store by searching for Campus Eye.
Davis said users can choose to identify themselves or not, and they can check the app to see the progress of the report.
Davis said the app is nice because it immediately sends the reported information to all the Wylie administrators as well as Wylie’s resource officer, Officer Irby.
The appropriate principal will take it and investigate. It also gives Officer Irby a chance to be involved and see what’s going on.”
Davis said district administrators would prefer that students talk to them in person.
We encourage that,” he said. “We prefer it in person. But because of the House Bill, you must have an anonymous way.”
The other app, called School Way, is simply designed to communicate with parents.
“That is our way to communicate with them on delays or emergency scenarios or if there is information that needs to be pushed out,” Davis said. “We use it quite a bit. We can do it as a district or by campus.”
He said if a group is on a school trip and will arrive back late, the district can use this program to get the word out.
To get the app, search for SchoolWay at the app store. Use WayCode 45jb9v.