ParentSquare Acquires Signal Kit, Expanding Reach to 2 Million Students Nationwide

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The fast-growing parent engagement platform has acquired mass notification services provider Signal Kit, the company powering communications offerings of SIS providers Aeries and Aequitas Solutions.

Anupama Vaid and Sohit Wadhwa from ParentSquare are joined by Bill Frenzel and Matt Miquelon from Signal Kit.

Anupama Vaid and Sohit Wadhwa from ParentSquare are joined by Bill Frenzel and Matt Miquelon from Signal Kit.

Combining the two companies allows us to serve schools and districts even better, and furthers our position as a leader in this rapidly growing space.

ParentSquare Inc., today announced the acquisition of Signal Kit LLC, in a cash and equity deal. Both are providers of school-home communication tools for K12 schools and districts.

Combined, the two companies will serve more than 2 million students nationwide, across 44 states, including close to 20% of all students in California.

Both Aeries and Aequitas Q student information systems (SIS) will partner with ParentSquare to provide the same integrated experience as has been provided by Signal Kit, and build other integrations that allow them to offer additional features from the ParentSquare platform. School districts using Signal Kit will experience no disruption and will continue to use the platform as usual.

"The entire team at ParentSquare is excited to welcome the Signal Kit team to our family," said Sohit Wadhwa, CEO and Co-Founder. "We are confident this acquisition is a great fit. Combining the two companies allows us to serve schools and districts even better, and furthers our position as a leader in this rapidly growing space."

"We could not be more excited," said Bill Frenzel, Chief Strategy Officer at Signal Kit. "With this acquisition, the two fastest-growing and dynamic companies in K-12 communications will combine forces with the singular mission of modernizing the way schools engage with their families."

About ParentSquare
ParentSquare unifies all school communication tools from the district office to the classroom, providing oversight throughout and powerful reporting metrics. With extensive student information system integrations, translation to more than 100 languages and access via app, email, text, voice, and web portal, ParentSquare enables schools to engage every family, ensuring equitable communication. Founded in 2011, ParentSquare is relied upon by more than a million educators and families in over 44 states. ParentSquare is based in Santa Barbara, CA and on the web at http://www.parentsquare.com.

About Signal Kit
Signal Kit provides school districts with one central hub for their mass communication and internal collaboration, supported by business intelligence and industry-leading oversight and compliance. Working alongside district leaders, Signal Kit has created a tailored solution for the needs of today's K12 education community. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas and on the web at signalkit.com.

About Aeries Software
Aeries Software is the benchmark in delivering industry leading student data management system software while providing unparalleled customer service and innovative solutions for K-12 education. Since opening in 1995, Aeries Software has successfully implemented the Aeries® Student Information System in over 690 California public school districts and education agencies making it the state’s most popular SIS software. Our unmatched experience in the development, implementation, and support of K-12 SIS applications enables us to provide superior and cost-effective products and services.

About Aequitas Solutions
Aequitas Solutions, Inc. is a leader in innovative K-12 student management systems. Its mission is to lead the K-12 industry by providing next generation student management solutions that push traditional SIS boundaries, to build lasting customer relationships based on openness, honesty, integrity, and a true sense of partnership. Q, it’s highly successful solution managing the information needs of over 1 million students and their parents, is a full-featured student information system utilizing innovative tools, and proactive data analysis allowing educators to more fully focus on the individual and constantly changing needs of students. Aequitas Solutions is headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

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