SchoolDude’s CrisisManager Makes Emergency Plans Available to Palmer Trinity School’s Staff via Mobile Devices

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Mobile Safety App Gives Southern Florida School Access to Step-by-Step Instructions for Emergencies Including Lockdowns, School Violence and Inclement Weather

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With more than 700 students on a 55-acre campus, we needed a way to empower our staff with the most up-to-date safety procedures. Booklets and binders are no longer effective, said Patrick Roberts, Head of School, Palmer Trinity School.

SchoolDude, a leading provider of operations management solutions, today announced that Palmer Trinity School, an independent school in Miami, Florida with students in grades six through 12, is now using its mobile safety platform CrisisManager. The mobile app will provide Palmer Trinity’s 130 staff members with step-by-step instructions for 18 distinct emergency response plans. Students and parents will have access to a future version of the app.

Palmer Trinity School’s previous paper-based emergency plans were cumbersome and quickly outdated once printed. CrisisManager offers a way to ensure that response procedures are updated in real-time, e.g., lockdown locations, school maps, and phone number detail.

“With more than 700 students on a 55-acre campus, we needed a way to empower our staff with the most up-to-date safety procedures. Booklets and binders are no longer effective,” said Patrick Roberts, Head of School, Palmer Trinity School. “Working with Gus Sabogal in our technology department, we realized that CrisisManager helps us create a safer teaching and learning environment by guaranteeing that emergency plans are quickly available on our staff’s mobile devices.”

Staff at Palmer Trinity School can access building diagrams in CrisisManager and utilize one-tap emergency contact calling. Plans, available with or without a Wi-Fi connection, are fully customizable, password-protected, and only shared with individuals based on their responsibilities within the organization. The app also offers incident reporting with the ability to upload photos and track GPS location.

Established in 1972, Palmer Trinity School—a coeducational, Episcopal day school—provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. The school serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades six through 12.

About SchoolDude
For the past 14 years, SchoolDude has served as the market leader in education enterprise asset management, delivering Software-as-a-Solution applications to help both small and large institutions better manage their facilities, IT and business operations. More than one million education professionals from more than 6,000 educational institutions are using SchoolDude products to streamline maintenance work order and IT help desk management, schedule preventive maintenance and plan for capital replacements, increase inventory accountability, maximize after-hours facility use and utility consumption. SchoolDude helps clients stretch budgets by managing support services effectively and efficiently, making a difference by helping institutions improve and enhance the teaching and learning environment. For more information, visit http://www.schooldude.com.

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