New York Funding for K-12 Technology Can be Used for Mass Notification


K12 Technology Funds

Recently, the state of New York approved nearly $60 million to upgrade technology in K12 schools. This funding can be used to purchase technology to enhance instruction as well as security at schools in districts. Tools like mass notification systems can be purchased using these funds to help schools keep people safe and informed during an emergency situation. In this blog post, we’ll go over how K12 schools can benefit from using these funds to purchase a mass notification system.

Reach Everyone Faster

K-12 schools need to have the technology in place to get the word out quickly during a crisis. Mass notifications help provide school administrators with a central hub to connect disparate systems and devices and launch notifications that reach everyone no matter where they are or what they are doing. InformaCast mass notification software uses text, audio, and visual alerting delivered to IP phones, IP speakers, desktop computers, digital signage, mobile devices, and more to provide the greatest possible reach for a school’s emergency messages. Using triggers like panic buttons, a mobile app and automated monitoring of CAP feeds, RSS feeds, email, and 911 calls, messages can be sent out the moment someone notices an incident has occurred. Schools across the country are using mass notification systems to alert students and staff about active shooters, severe weather, and updates about the ongoing pandemic. With a wide range of customization options, schools can prepare for any event they might encounter, and even help improve efficiencies around daily tasks like bell schedules.

Actively Manage Incidents

Of course, alerting is only half the battle. Once an incident occurs, school leaders need to be able to actively manage a situation and bring it to a safe resolution. Mass notification can help with this as well. With integrations into collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Webex, and the ability to launch conference calls, InformaCast can quickly gather key stakeholders who can assess a situation and determine the next steps. This helps schools take a proactive approach to incident management to provide assistance to those most in need.

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Reporting tools can also help schools analyze their performance during an incident to ensure that notifications are reaching the right areas of their buildings with critical information. This helps schools identify potential issues and make adjustments to create the most effective emergency alerting plan possible.

Contact our sales team to learn more about how your school can take advantage of this newly available funding to invest in a mass notification system.




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