Back to School Robocalls: September Saw a Huge Spike in Substitute Teacher Notifications and One School District Made Nearly 3MM Robocalls

Real quick– is COVID to blame for this?

September, 2020 saw a massive uptick in “substitute teacher alerts” by Frontline Education (formerly Aesop) informing potential educators of opportunities to step in for absent teaching staff members according to YouMail’s Robocall Index. 

Over 6 million notifications were sent in September alone:

I assume that’s because a bunch of teachers were calling in sick, but I don’t know that to be the case.

In other back-to-school related news, the Los Angeles Unified School District sent 2.85MM “robocalls” to parents of students enrolled in the district in September, landing it as the nation’s 38th biggest “robocaller” in September, 2020.

In the meantime, Zillow maintained its fifth slot on the Index although its calling dropped from over 9MM “robocalls” in August to about 6.3MM in September.  (Those guys never responded to my request for information, which I choose to interpret as an admission of wrongdoing. Just kidding. Probably)




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