MCHENRY, Ill., Oct. 23, 2018 — In support of making every staff member, teacher and student safer at their schools, Follett today announced it is partnering with CrisisGo to sponsor the release of their Safe Classroom product to PreK-12 Schools nationwide free of charge.
Supported by the School Superintendents Association (AASA), Safe Classroom is an emergency alert crisis management application for PreK-12 schools that allows building staff to send an audible alert, enable two-way communications to every computer or mobile device in the school, and automatically escalate to the appropriate first responders. CrisisGo's customer base includes more than 14,000 schools and organizations, including large districts such as Boston Public Schools, and its Safe Classroom product is currently in more than 6,000 buildings as part of an arrangement with the AASA.
"CrisisGo is excited to partner with Follett to provide a free safety alerting and communication tool to their customers across the country," said Bill Reynolds, co-founder of CrisisGo. "Safe Classroom offers school districts mobile and desktop technology that gives staff instant lockdown alerts and enhances two-way communications during live crisis events. Rolling out Safe Classroom is easy with mass deployment to all computers and takes minimal IT and administration staff to deploy."
Nader Qaimari said it is time to get Safe Classroom in every school across America.
"It's the unfortunate reality we live in but it's incumbent to do everything we can to protect schools and classrooms across America," said Qaimari, president, Follett School Solutions. "Follett is proud to partner with Bill and his team at CrisisGo, which has created a state-of-the-art emergency alerting and communication system."
For more information about CrisisGo's Safe Classroom, visit www.crisisgo.com/offers/safe-classroom.
For more information about Follett, visit www.FollettLearning.com. For more information about CrisisGo, visit www.crisisgo.com.
Chosen by over 14,000 schools and organizations, CrisisGo's comprehensive platform takes school safety to the next level by streamlining safety communication, enhancing emergency alerting and response, facilitating access to safety protocols, providing a system for awareness and prevention, and granting access to safety resources on all computers and mobile devices. Learn more at www.crisisgo.com.
About Follett's PreK-12 Business
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
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About Follett Corporation
Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools more than 2,850 physical and virtual campus stores in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library and global retail markets.