We need to keep our children safe and take all precautions necessary. With the current absence notification system, parents (who have not called in to excuse their child for the day) are not notified that their children are absent until the end of school day or as late as evening. There are parents who put their children on buses trusting their children to be safe in the hands of their school . The nightmare of your child never making it to school and you not being notified could be a horrible REALITY. It just happened in our town. This needs to change now and there should be NO EXCUSES! In todays modern age, there are several avenues to take (phone, email, texting, etc). With your help, we can make these changes. Our children deserve it.