Stonington Public Schools Replaces Paper-Based Emergency Response with Mobile Platform

Stonington Public Schools has adopted a mobile safety platform to replace its paper-based emergency response system.

The district chose CrisisManager from SchoolDude, a customizable mobile app with detailed instructions for responding to emergencies such as student injuries, bomb threats, active shooters and inclement weather, among others. CrisisManager emergency response plans are password protected, available with or without Wi-Fi and include current building maps, emergency exits and lockdown locations.

"CrisisManager allows us to make important emergency information immediately available to our administrators on their smartphones and they in turn can connect with emergency personnel or report incidents as they arise," said Ken Donovan, director of facilities and security at Stonington Public Schools, in a prepared statement. "In addition to meeting federal regulations, the mobile safety app helps us follow Connecticut's school security and safety plan standards for reporting emergencies in a uniform manner."

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