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Intrado Safety Shield solution helps Florida schools comply with Alyssa’s Law while offering a complete range of emergency response capabilities
ISLANDIA, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Intrado Corporation (“Intrado” or the “Company”), a global leader in technology-enabled services, announced today that its Intrado Safety Shield™ solution has been chosen by the Florida Department of Education as one of the solutions that K-12 public and charter schools can select to comply with Alyssa’s Law, a state statute that mandates the implementation of mobile panic alert systems.Named for Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the 17 students killed in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Alyssa’s Law went into effect on July 1, 2020. Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, each Florida public school must implement a mobile panic alert system. Florida has allocated $8 million to implement the statewide system. Each school or district can select their mobile panic alert solution from a list of approved vendors, including Intrado.“Intrado Safety Shield helps Florida schools and districts comply with all the requirements of Alyssa’s Law, in addition to offering a broad range of tools that allow schools to manage many other key aspects of school safety and emergency response,” said Vik Krishnan, General Manager of Intrado Notifications. “Already serving a majority of the school districts and public safety answering points in Florida, we are thrilled that the Florida Department of Education has recognized us as an official Alyssa’s Law vendor.”A Media Snippet accompanying this announcement is available by clicking on the image or link below: