Challenges Faced

Paducah Public Schools relied on their PA and bell systems to communicate during an emergency, and they used a paper-based system to account for their students during emergencies and evacuation drills. To improve school safety and emergency response, Paducah Public Schools was interested in providing their staff with electronic access to their emergency plans.

Proposed Solution

Utilize CrisisGo's safety platform to provide digital access to their emergency protocols as well as streamline their safety communication and foster a greater awareness of school safety in their district. By utilizing CrisisGo as part of their emergency communication and safety protocols, Paducah Public Schools can:

  • Provide their staff with digital access to their emergency plans.
  • Maintain a single line of emergency communication that can be accessed by all schools in the district.
  • Improve their ability to account for students during an emergency with a platform that syncs with their Student Information System.

As an added benefit, CrisisGo's school safety platform runs on Amazon Web Services, which ensures Paducah Public Schools has the most reliable, secure, and redundant connect possible for their school safety needs.

Outcomes

Paducah Public Schools has enjoyed the improved access their staff have to their safety protocols and the mobility of safety resources the staff have by putting CrisisGo on all the district's Surface Pro devices.

Troy Brock, Director of Pupil Personnel for Paducah Public Schools informed that CrisisGo has helped them to keep safety at the forefront without limiting their focus on educating students.

After going live with CrisisGo, Paducah Public Schools used it to activate their tornado event process for a tornado warning. Brock stated, "It went, in my mind, flawlessly." He added, "For us to be able to remotely, from the central office, activate every building's tornado emergency process and to be able to communicate with all of those principals during the emergency, that was no problem."