SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Mobile apps launched by some South Dakota school districts are proving popular with parents.

The Argus Leader reports that ParentLink has been downloaded by almost 4,000 people in Sioux Falls since it was launched in August. The app provides school district news and information, sports scores, an email directory for staff and even lunch menus. App users also can sign up to receive a message on their phone when the district puts out an alert.

The Harrisburg School District also has launched an app, and has more than 1,000 users. It has similar features.

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