Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education K-12 Emergency Alert Mobile Application System ("Panic Button")

Memo Information

Memo Number
COM-22-101
Memo Date
1/6/2022
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Legal Services
Regulatory Authority
Response Required
NO
Attention
Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals

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Memo Text

In an effort to assist school districts who choose to purchase an Emergency Alert Mobile Application System, the State has identified the following as qualified vendors. Ark. Code Ann. 6-15-1302(a) requires public schools to have a means of emergency communication with law enforcement if funding is available, however, that communication does not have to be through a panic button alert system. Public school districts are not required to purchase an alert system but may choose to do so using allowable state and local funds. The contract between the State of Arkansas and Rave Wireless ended June 30, 2020, and no state funding will be provided to public school districts specifically to purchase a panic button alert system during the 2022-23 school year. 

Please note that the list has changed since last published:

CONTRACTOR

CONTACT

EMAIL

PHONE

CrisisGo, Inc

Chris Vuillaume

Chris.Vuillaume@crisisgo.com

818-585-9183

CrisisGo, Inc

David Kavlick

David.Kavlick@crisisgo.com

330-217-7999

Rave Wireless (DBA Rave Mobile Safety)

Dan Flaherty

renewals@ravemobilesafety.com

508-782-2134

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact information for each of the vendors, as well as important information regarding the responsibilities of school districts, is included above.  By choosing to purchase a panic button alert system from a Qualified Vendor, a school district does not have to use the bidding process before entering into a contract with the vendor. If you have questions about system capabilities, features, or pricing, you must contact each vendor directly. It is also vital that you communicate with city, county, and local emergency management and first responder agencies regarding any specific local requirements, system compatibility, and the impact on response times. You may also contact the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management at (501) 683-6700 with questions. 

 

 

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