CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - A new app to keep students and staff at Clay County public schools safe during emergencies was introduced Thursday night during a board meeting. The K12 Panic Button app made by Mutalink is something that can be used during an active shooter scenario or similar situations. Addison Davis, the Clay County school superintendent, said the app directly links schools and law enforcement officials using video and audio. A dispatcher will also receive a notification with the identity and location of the person who first pressed the panic button. Davis said the app cuts down response times for first responders. "This app eliminates 50% of the time for an individual to go in and interact immediately with local law enforcement agencies or fire rescue," Davis said. They can call law enforcement. They can call fire rescue, first aid or ... for administrators to attend a classroom to address undesired behavior." The school board said the new app will cost $80,000 to implement. It … [Read more...] about ‘Panic Button’ app to be used in Clay County schools
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Cincinnati Enquirer Published 6:19 AM EST Jan 30, 2019 It was 6 degrees at 5:30 a.m. at Lunken Airport and felt 20 degrees colder. And it is going to get colder. By 10 a.m. the wind chill is expected to dip to -22 degrees. Wind chill warnings and advisories are in effect for all counties in the Greater Cincinnati region. The bitter cold has prompted most area schools to close Wednesday. (See list of closings below) Apart from the bitter cold, we will also see some light snow which may cause slick spots during the morning rush hour. When will the Tundra-like temperatures move out? Morning: The final push of coldest air will occur between about 7 a.m. and noon, with temperatures going below zero near and north of the I-71 corridor. Temperatures will drop into the single digits above zero for locations south of the interstate, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. The highest winds and the coldest wind chills will occur in this time period. Wind chills will range … [Read more...] about Cincinnati weather: Bitterly cold wind chills close schools
The Enquirer Published 5:49 AM EST Jan 24, 2019 The region is under a winter weather advisory until 8 a.m. due to slick and icy conditions. Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Several schools have declared delays and cancellations. [See the list below]. The wintry mix that began overnight is continuing. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. A cold front is to the east, with high pressure moving toward the area from the southwest. A band of light snow and freezing rain that has persisted in colder air behind the front has produced less than an inch of snow and ice, still enough to result in slick travel conditions. Clouds should diminish by mid-morning. The temperature is expected to remain nearly steady today in the high-20s. Temperatures will … [Read more...] about Cincinnati weather: Wintry mix causes slick conditions, closing and delaying schools
Kristin Grubb was inside a classroom in Tanner Duckrey School, located on Diamond between 15th and 16th streets, when she saw something she would not be able to forget. “The teacher would say, ‘Take out a pen or a piece of paper,’ and students did not have them,” said Grubb, the director of Faculty Affairs at Temple University. “So I thought, ‘how do we leverage our resources as a university to help the surrounding community?’” Through a joint partnership between the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Liberal Arts Alumni Association and the College of Education, Grubb is hosting the fourth annual school supply drive for Duckery. The drive will run until Oct. 30 and is expected to donate more than 1,000 school supplies to the elementary school. Since its inception in 2014, the drive donated about 8,000 items, Grubb said. In its first two years, the drive only serviced Duckrey. In 2017, it expanded to send supplies to the Alliance for … [Read more...] about School supply drive fills critical need for local schools
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