Contact: Tom Hernandez

Director of Communications

  (630) 513-2593

April 21, 2005

Education Partners, good afternoon:

Finally, some folks have called, concerned that they’ve received a fake/prank/hang-up call from one of our schools or from the district. They pick up the phone and don’t hear anything, but their caller ID shows the call coming from D. 303 or from a specific school.

Actually, what has happened is that they’ve received a Connect-ED call. Remember, Connect-ED is a recorded message delivery system. So, its computers wait to “hear” someone pick up the phone before playing the message. This is the 1 to 2 second delay people are hearing, thinking it’s a prank, and then hanging up on.

Hope that helps,