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By Drew Thomason posted 03-01-2018 10:56


IPA Value-Added School Safety Programs

Guard 911
IPA is excited to announce a new partnership with the Guard911 family of apps, including SchoolGuard® to protect K-12 schools. The SchoolGuard® app provides a panic button for teachers and staff by immediately alerting nearby law enforcement through the Hero911® rapid-response network while simultaneously calling 911 with the touch of a single button. There is a one-time only setup/activation fee of $1,000 per property (discounted with multiple properties within a district) and a monthly service fee thereafter of $99 per property which includes unlimited, approved users.

The Illinois Assocation of School Boards and Illinois Association of School Administrators join IPA in partnership with SchoolGuard to help keep the entire state of Illinois safe. More information can be found here.

Navigate Prepared
NaviGate Prepared is a proven school safety emergency response system designed to assist and prepare school officials and first responders for crisis situations. The secure, cloud-based platform offers 911 dispatch centers and emergency personnel real-time Internet access of a school’s facility and safety information before, during and after a crisis. Developed by Lauren Innovations, NaviGate Prepared is SAFETY Act Designated as an anti-terrorism-level technology by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information, visit

Other Resources

Evaluating Your School Safety Plan
School Safety Resources from NAESP
Can School Shootings Be Prevented?​​
FBI Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters
Enhancing School Safety Using A Threat Assessment Model