LIVINGTREE, a private social network for PK-12 families and schools, announced it has acquired the parent-teacher communication tool, ClassMessenger. Based in Austin, Texas, LivingTree will continue operating ClassMessenger until the end of June, during which time the company will be asking for feedback and automatically setting up accounts to migrate ClassMessenger users to LivingTree in time for the 2017-2018 school year.
According to the company's announcement, the move will add tens of thousands of teachers to LivingTree’s network. In addition, ClassMessenger founder Keith McSpurren will be joining the advisory board at LivingTree.
“ClassMessenger has done an excellent job of syncing teachers, parents, and students at the classroom level,” Joni Carswell, CEO of LivingTree, said in a prepared statement about the acquisition. “Providing these teachers and parents with continued service and a simple transition into our network aligns with our mission to connect everyone who develops and educates children.”