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Snow day or school day? A New Brunswick student has designed an app for that

The Snow Day Notifier App was created by a Grade 12 student at Miramichi Valley High School

Alex Leslie has designed an app to tell him when there is a snow day.(Submitted by Alex Leslie)Alex Leslie with judges of the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge.(Ashley Hallihan (submitted))

It might be of benefit to parents with children in more than one school.

The app is now available for IOS users in the Anglophone School District North, which includes schools from Rexton to Campbellton — areas which receive significant snowfall.

The app was tested during storms last week. Mark Donovan, superintendent of the district, said feedback has been positive.

“People will go to their phones first and the app is a great fit for notifying large numbers of our students and staff and community whenever there are storm-day closures,” he said.

So far, the app is only in use in the district, but it is coded for the whole province and Leslie has his sights on expanding to other districts.

“I’m learning every day,” Leslie said. “I haven’t started a business before or anything like that. So there’s a lot of steps along the way that are new and foreign to me.”

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