Educators Nationwide Using Mobile App for School Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Bill Reynolds
CrisisGo
618-308-0870
billr@crisisgo.com

 
James Minichello
AASA
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org


Alexandria, Va. – Feb. 13, 2017 – In only a matter of months, more than 5,500 schools, whose districts range in size from 250 students to some of the largest urban districts in the country, have ramped up their safety efforts by downloading a mobile app, enabling two-way, real-time communication in the event of an incident or emergency within the classroom or building.

Last October, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, created a partnership with CrisisGo Inc., the maker of a world-class platform that can be used on smartphones, tablets, iPads and other devices. In just a few months, these districts have implemented the panic button and emergency notification features to help them prepare for and effectively manage incident and emergency situations. The panic button feature allows teachers and staff to quickly notify building security to let them know they need help in the event of an incident and allows them to have two-way, multimedia communication.

“Recognizing the increased threats that face our communities, I am impressed that so many schools have signed up for the free panic button offer in such a short period of time,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “School safety is a huge priority in our school districts. We are very pleased that CrisisGo is one of our School Solutions partners.”

“The free offer for the AASA members will expire on March 31, 2017. I encourage any district that has not signed up for this free offer to do so. Implementation can begin later in the spring or during the summer break and be ready for back-to-school time,” said Bill Reynolds, vice president of sales for CrisisGo.

CrisisGo will offer implementation services to participating school districts to get up and running with the free panic button and/or emergency notification features of the CrisisGo platform. School districts can learn more about the AASA/CrisisGo partnership on the AASA School Solutions website. After a district signs up for the program at http://www.crisisgo.com/aasaoffer, CrisisGo will implement individual district and school accounts and provide training resources with information for districts to give to staff and teachers about how to download and login to the free panic button tool.

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About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.

About CrisisGo
CrisisGo is an emergency response network company with offices in in Sunnyvale, CA and St. Louis, MO. CrisisGo has developed a world-class, emergency communications platform that takes emergency response plans out of their three-ring binders and puts them on smartphones, iPads and desktops for immediate reference and use. CrisisGo is changing how school districts respond to crises by giving them the mobile communications tools necessary to ensure that teachers, staff and administrators know exactly what to do during any emergency and to allow them to continuously communicate as a crisis unfolds. For more information: www.crisisgo.com.