Parents of Stonington students should well remember the robo-calls and emails reminding them to vote in upcoming budget
referendums, which was a simple notification of the date, time and location for
Board of Education members credit the system with helping to pass four out of five budgets on the first try since they began using the system five years ago; however, a new state law effective July 1 will prohibit school officials from using the system, according to a repot in The Day.
Public Act 13-247 is the law in question, and it only allows community-wide notification systems available to all residents, to send out details about a vote.
The police department has such a system and residents can opt in to receive the alerts but it’s unclear if that system can be used. The Board of Selectmen joined the Board of Education in support of repealing the law.