Glitch in school phone test prompted late-night calls

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The Richmond County school system is repairing a glitch in its new phone system that caused many parents and employees to receive a late-night phone call on Monday.

The Global Connect Message system is designed as an automated way for the school system to quickly reach parents with important messages. The system was being tested Monday.

“Due to errors in programming, the message system did not end at the expected time and called several numbers very late,” Superintendent Dana Bedden said in a memo issued this afternoon. “We are getting this corrected and will make the necessary adjustments to prevent this from happening in the future.”

Dr. Bedden apologized for any inconvenience the calls might have caused.

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My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/17/09 - 06:21 pm
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what's funny is people cry

what's funny is people cry and moan about this type of thing. just hang up idiots.

mommy22girls
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mommy22girls 03/17/09 - 06:59 pm
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I thought this was a great

I thought this was a great idea as a to alert parents and my call did not come too late.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 03/17/09 - 08:08 pm
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I got the call last night at

I got the call last night at 10:45. It's easy to say "just hang up", but when you are asleep and have to get up early for work it's still an annoyance. If I could find Dana Bedden's home phone number I'd be more than happy to call HIM every night at that time and see how he feels about it. Actually, It's just another example of the INCOMPETENCE of the Richmond County School Board.

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tmoh001 03/17/09 - 08:47 pm
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Humble, be humble and deal

Humble, be humble and deal with it. It was a one time deal; how many mistakes have you made in your life? We all make mistakes. I teach in the Richmond County School system and it is insulting that people like you issue a blanket statement regarding this school system. If you think it is so bad get involved and do something about it.

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