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School's Out was created in 1996 when a group of concerned parents in Frederick, Maryland were unable to find out information regarding early dismissals during Hurricane Fran. Completely out-of-pocket, this group of parents developed School's Out to help inform parents, students and faculty of any early closings, delays and cancellations in their particular Maryland K-12 school districts.

In the past few years, School's Out has helped distribute vital real-time information to the public during snowstorms, hurricanes, wind and ice storms, floods, power failures, and even heating and air conditioning failures. This has all been accomplished with absolutely no cost to the parents, students, faculty and school systems that use this service.

With millions of page visits a year, hundreds of schools and thousands of users have deemed this service vitally important.