On July 12th, the AASA, The School Superintendents Association, released a toolkit for proactive best practices before, during, and after a crisis. It is titled “School Safety & Crisis Planning” and includes a 24-hour hotline managed by Joseph Erardi, former superintendent of Newtown Public Schools. Resources were also contributed by the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, the National School Boards Association, and the National School Public Relations Association.
As part of the toolkit, CrisisGo, an AASA School Solutions partner, is offering an emergency planning and communications platform to AASA members at no cost. The “AASA Safe Classroom” app allows school safety leaders to send audible emergency alerts and enable two-way communications to every computer and mobile device in the school.