App lets residents report problems to city
Cedar Park Friday unveiled a new mobile app, “CP Connect,” that lets residents report problems to city staff using their smartphones, according to a release from the city.
Residents can use their phones to take a photo, video or audio, and give an exact GPS location of the issue at hand. A report is then automatically sent to city staff who work to handle the issue, and then the app notifies the resident when the reported issue is resolved, the release said.
CP Connect is available for free download for the iPhone, Android, and the Windows phone, according to the release.
The app gives step-by-step instructions for how to report a problem – from shooting a photograph, video or audio of the problem, to providing an exact location with your smart phone’s GPS.
Once a report is submitted, the user will receive an acknowledgement and the report will be assigned to appropriate city staff. As soon as the issue is resolved, city staff will close the report. This action will automatically send an update to the user, the release said.
CP Connect also allows the user to see other reports around the city and “vote up” reports submitted by others. Users can also see the latest city news on CP Connect via the city’s Twitter feed (#cedarparktx).
Stony Point High School has won a national campaign aimed at improving atten- dance rates.
The Round Rock school district high school increased its attendance by about 5 percent, winning the national championship in the Get Schooled 2012 Fall Attendance Challenge. About 225 middle and high schools participated across the nation. Five other Central Texas schools placed in the top 25, including Leander High School, Garcia Middle School in Austin, Simon Middle School in Kyle, and Covington Middle School in Austin.
The challenge tracked the weekly attendance of sevenththrough 10th-graders.
Schools earned points in the challenge by improving attendance; students playing online math, science, social studies or word games; participating in online scavenger hunts that teach research skills; or by submitting nominations of teachers.
For winning the national competition, Stony Point will get a visit from a surprise celebrity.
The Georgetown school board could award contracts for improvements to two district sports facilities at its Monday meeting.
Up for consideration is a contract to install a new hardwood floor in the Tippit Middle School Auxiliary Gym and a separate contract with USA Shade for the purchase and installation of new canopies for the East View High School tennis court bleachers, according to the meeting’s agenda.
The meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m.in the administration building, 603 Lakeway Drive.