Nov. 2018 Educational Spotlight: Canyon View Elementary Pilots App

Nov. 2018 Educational Spotlight: Canyon View Elementary Pilots App
Posted on 11/01/2018

With a push of a button, Canyon View Elementary teachers and staff can now place their entire campus, and law enforcement, on alert in the event of an emergency. The panic button app—DIR-S, which stands for Disaster Incident Response and Security (pronounced “duress”)—was pilot-tested this past year at Canyon View and will soon be available in all Canyons District schools. The new safety tool is uploaded to teachers’ computers and mobile devices through which they can quickly and easily communicate their location and whether they are safe or unsafe, providing administrators and police with the real-time information needed to ascertain the source of an emergency or threat. “The app speeds communication and allows everyone to be on the same page and working in lockstep to safeguard the school. It has provided my teachers with real peace-of-mind,” Canyon View Principal Kierstin Draper says.

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