Safety Law News for October 6, 2015

  • In Utah, a new school safety communications platform has been created. The system is called DIR-S. It incorporates a floor plan of the school and an instant messaging platform that allows all faculty and staff in the building with a computer, cell phone or tablet to instantly communicate.
  • In Arkansas, school officials and police officers in the Springdale School District are expanding an anti-gang education program to all fifth- and seventh-graders. The Gang Resistance Education and Training program teaches lessons focus on life skills, including making good choices, and give children a chance to interact with police officers.
  • In Texas, the Hutto Independent School District has installed a new emergency management and crisis preparedness system. “Rapid Responder” is a site-based crisis management system that provides school administrators and first responder’s instant access to site-specific emergency response information.