No More Playing Hookie: FCC Finds That The TCPA’s Emergency Purposes Exemption is Broad Enough to Allow Schools to Report Truancy to Parents (and Other Important Rulings)

Huck Finns of America beware. There will be a lot less time spent at the ole’ fishing hole during schools hours starting next year thanks to a declaratory ruling from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued on August 4, 2016. Effective immediately schools and teachers may leverage automated technologies to send text alerts and pre-recorded messages to parents to swiftly inform them of their child’s unexcused absences.