Today is a snow day in our school board. I received a phone call 40 minutes after the news was posted on twitter. I am at the top of the fan out system. Colleagues were texting me to find out if I forgot to call them. When events like this occur, communication is essential. However, perhaps the phone fan out is a little old fashioned. With email, texting, and social media surrounding us, perhaps it is time to modernize paths of communication. I vote to set the phone fan out aside.