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Protect Students, Teachers, Staff

Anonymous helpline gives students a way to report problems Every day, countless children are bullied at school. Many of us can relate with our own tales of being teased on the playground. However, bullying today is unlike the days of old. In the past kids could go home to the safety of their homes and […]

New Ohio Law Will Require Schools to Have a Notification System

Many schools throughout the country have a notification protocol in place for events such as school closings, emergencies and as a way to keep parents informed about special events. Now, there is one more reason for your school district to enact a cross-platform notification system in Ohio — not having one in place may soon be against the law. […]

Will Your School Be Used as a Polling Place?

There are roughly 98,000 public schools in the U.S. as of last count, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Given their omnipresence in cities and towns throughout the country, it’s hardly a surprise that many of them serve as polling places for both local and national elections. However, while this practice may make […]

Calamity Day Countdown?

Snow days when I was a kid were as rare as having money in my hand when the ice cream truck jingle jangled by my house. They simply didn’t happen outside of the blizzard that came through in ’78. This year is different. It has been below zero more often than not this month and […]

Speaking up for Safer Schools

Every day, countless children attend school and are ruthlessly harassed. Untold others bring weapons to school, threatening to harm their peers. Still other innumerable youth attempt suicide. And sometimes, disregarded threats become terrifying reality. We’ll never have precise statistics to assign to these unsettling truths. Even more sobering are the questions we ask after tragedy […]

Making the Call to Close School… with an App!

Weather is finicky at best in the winter months—this year more than most. Pinpointing whether climate conditions merit a school delay or closing can be a daunting task without a parent notification system. The ability to assess the situation early in the morning (versus the night before) and choosing to use a notification system to […]