Yuba City Unified School District Superintendent Nancy Aaberg says, if there is another emergency, she’d like a faster way to reach district parents. An automatic phone system was used to alert families of a school lockdown last Thursday, and of Friday’s cancellation of classes:
To get through to all of the 75 hundred families, it takes about 4 hours for the phone system to work. So, you know, you always need to look and see, has technology improved? And how could that help us do our job better.
But Aaberg says she’s satisfied her district put student safety first with its response to a threat made by a Yuba City man who allegedly said he wanted to carry out a Virginia Tech style massacre. The man later turned himself into police.