Visit the mall, buy a t-shirt, check on your kids’ report card

Aurora parents who want to know how their children are doing in school can now head to the mall– to the Town Center at Aurora shopping center, where two new school kiosks were unveiled earlier this month.

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The new $7,500 kiosks—near guest services and the food court—allow parents to check their children’s attendance, grades, and class assignments, among other information. Parents can also browse the Aurora Public Schools website—and, somewhat strangely, “browse mall shopping opportunities,” according to a story on the Aurora Public Schools website.

According to the Denver Post, the new kiosks will allow parents without computers access to the same information that more web-savvy parents already have:

Parents with children in the Aurora schools can already access information about their children online. But the free kiosks are a boon for parents who do not have a computer or Internet access at home…

“We know there is a significant portion of parents in APS who don’t have access to the Internet,” said Anthony Sturges, chief operating officer for the district.

And—it’s a convenient way for parents to decide whether or not Suzy deserves those new designer jeans!

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