Beaufort Co. School District using app to help meet student needs

Beaufort Co. School District using app to help meet student needs

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - The Beaufort County School District is taking advantage of technology in order to help students in the community.

The school district is using a new app called “Purposity." Anyone in the community can download the app for free.

Once a week, a notification will be sent to users, letting parents know about the needs in the district and giving them a chance to help a child in need.

“That can be anything from a student who needs a calculator; a homeless student who maybe needs some items in school or out of school. Once we are able to meet those needs, the notifications go out, and the community has the ability to click from their phones to meet that need," said Lakinsha Swinton, Director of Student Services, Beaufort County School District.

Once you make an account and register for Beaufort County, a list of needs will pop up that you can choose from.

If you make an account right now, you will see there are no needs listed. That is because since the app launched last weekend, all the current listed needs have been met.

If you would like to know more about the app or make an account, please click here.

Copyright 2019 WTOC. All rights reserved.