Peoria Public Schools renews mobile app to promote safety

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PEORIA, Ill. — Peoria Public Schools continue promoting safety with technology.

The Crisis Go App is being renewed in district 150; the board said it’s convenient and effective.

It rids staff, students, and parents of the heavy three-ring binder and makes emergency management mobile.

This app allows users to report a threat or an incident anonymously.

It also provides safety tools with easy access to emergency response teams.

In the event of an emergency, users are alerted and directed to a safe place.

“I remember when we used to do fire drills and those sorts of things. We used to have to take attendance books with us, and now you don’t necessarily have to do that. You can grab your iPad or your cellphone or mobile device and all of that information is uploaded,” Peoria Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat said.

If you’re interested in attending Crisis Go Safety app training you can come to Parent University at the Noble Center on October 3rd. The workshop is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Also, the board approved a proposal for Roosevelt Magnet School to implement additional support for the social and emotional learning model.

Peoria Public Schools want all students to succeed even those facing challenges at home.

The SEL model creates a conducive learning environment for students.
staff, teachers, and administration are trained to recognize signs of those children who struggle before they walk through the doors.

“We want as a school district and as a school building [to] identify those individuals and work with them and make sure that the conditions around them…will permit them to excel in school,” associate superintendent Alexander Ikejiaku said.

The SEL model began a few years ago, but this year Roosevelt Magnet School will have additional support.

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