SchoolDude Offers K-12 and Campus School Leaders Five Back-to-School Safety Plan Assessment Tips

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New School Year a Good Time to Revisit Safety Plans, Says SchoolDude

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Prior to the start of the new school year, it is important for administrators to reexamine all emergency preparation guidelines to ensure response plans are effective and up-to-date, said Nick Mirisis, director of marketing, SchoolDude.

Just in time for the busy back-to-school season, SchoolDude, a leading provider of operations management solutions and the creator of mobile safety platform CrisisManager, is offering five tips to K-12 and campus school leaders for maintaining school safety.

“Prior to the start of the new school year, it is important for administrators to reexamine all emergency preparation guidelines to ensure response plans are effective and up-to-date,” said Nick Mirisis, director of marketing and business development, SchoolDude. “Safety plans should be shared with faculty, staff and students and on mobile platforms for greater accessibility to emergency procedures for all types of crisis situations – no matter the size or scope.”

SchoolDude advises school administrators and safety personnel to:
1. Assess the risks – School safety plans should be developed according to the needs and requirements of the university, school district and/or community. Conduct an overall assessment to identify common risks.
2. Review existing plans –Make any necessary updates to guarantee emergency contact information, building details and safety protocols are current. Also, determine if additional plans are needed for new school facilities or for any other emergency scenarios.
3. Readdress communication procedures – Verify that plans are reaching constituents. Consider a multi-layered approach including traditional paper-based safety materials as well as a mobile safety platform.
4. Make advance connections with first responders
Connect with local police, fire departments and other first responders about your safety protocols. Familiarize first responders with your school emergency plans including response and drill procedures and building diagrams.
5. Empower constituents with actionable response plans
Offer teachers, staff and faculty safety plans with detailed response procedures. Reviewing plans with constituents based on their roles and responsibilities at school prior to an emergency will help them take action when it matters most.

SchoolDude’s CrisisManager is a mobile safety platform that guarantees emergency plans and safety procedures are immediately and readily available to K-12 and higher education institutions via mobile devices at all times. CrisisManager’s safety plans, accessible to individuals with or without a Wi-Fi connection, are fully customizable based on an organization’s needs and/or scenario, e.g., severe weather, school delays/cancellations, violence, and can be updated at any time.

For more information, visit schooldude.com/crisismanager.

About SchoolDude

For the past 15 years, SchoolDude has served educational professionals, supporting the vitally important role they play in providing a safe, clean, healthy, and quality learning environment for students, staff and faculty. As the market leader in education asset management, it is our mission to help operations management professionals be proactive and valued strategic leaders. We deliver cloud applications to help both small and large institutions better manage their facilities, IT and business operations. More than one million education professionals from 6,000+ educational institutions are using SchoolDude products to streamline maintenance work order and IT help desk management, schedule preventive maintenance, plan for capital replacements, increase inventory accountability, and maximize after-hours facility use and utility consumption. SchoolDude is helping clients effectively and efficiently manage support services that improve and enhance today's teaching and learning environment. For more information, visit http://www.schooldude.com.

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