The Owensboro, Ky., public school district has increased its attention on safety within the schools, mandating active shooter training and deploying the CrisisGo communication platform to district employees.
Owensboro Public Schools (OPS) has joined three other Kentucky districts and still more around the country that have deployed the CrisisGo app, a platform to help district employees communicate in an emergency.
“[CrisisGo] is a one-point communication platform,” Chris Gaddis, OPS director of transportation, district athletics and energy management, told the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. “One notice goes out, and it can go up or down [the chain of command],” he said.
The deployment is part of the district’s increased focus on security, which includes active shooter training for all employees and stricter safety guidelines.
The app will be installed on all district computers, but employees will have the option of putting it on their phones. The app will also alert district employees of goings-on in the neighborhood and provide maps in the case of an incident that’s near the schools.