PublicSchoolWORKS wins Cool Tool Award for Best Reporting Solution from EdTech Digest

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Monday, July 15, 2013

The Student Bullying and Safety Reporting Systems from PublicSchoolWORKS, the signature safety solution provider for schools, recently won an EdTech Digest Award in the Cool Tool – Reporting Solution category. Additionally, PublicSchoolWORKS’ Parent InfoCenter was named a finalist in the Cool Tool – Parent/Student Portal Solution category.

“The 2013 awards recognize both people and solutions in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere,” said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest.

The Student Bullying and Safety Reporting Systems, part of the award-winning StudentWatch Suite, provide students and parents with 24/7 online and telephone systems to report bullying and other safety incidents. It includes built-in, automated communication tools that immediately notify the appropriate school administrators when an incident has been reported and includes a 24/7 call tree to communicate to key administrators in the event of imminent danger. In addition, the system provides a repository of information including reports and documentation of investigations and follow-up actions ensuring incident reports are handled and districts are in compliance.

“In this age of increased bullying issues and other forms of school violence, it is imperative that districts provide multiple ways for students to report concerns. We can urge them every day to speak up, but if we do not provide the technology-enabled tools to allow them to do so, students are less likely to be the catalyst for stopping violence from happening,” said Tom Strasburger, vice president of PublicSchoolWORKS. “I am thrilled that EdTech Digest recognizes the ease at which our programs help schools promote and maintain and safe school environment.”

The Parent InfoCenter, part of PublicSchoolWORKS’ Student Bullying and Violence Prevention Program, is an award-winning online portal for both parents and students that features the same training given to school personnel on various student safety concerns including the prevention and identification of child abuse and bullying prevention; awareness and relevant student safety information; and the obligations for reporting bullying and other safety concerns for students and parents.

PublicSchoolWORKS’ multi-tiered “set it and forget it” programs deliver training and other online tools that strategically protect and support students, staff and school districts. For more information on how PublicSchoolWORKS can improve district’s safety programs, contact 1-877-779-6757 or sales@publicschoolworks.com

About PublicSchoolWORKS

Since its founding in 2000, PublicSchoolWORKS has been committed to providing top-quality, practical and cost-effective solutions to the constantly changing environmental, health and safety requirements affecting the nation's educational systems. The company has gained an exemplary reputation for the innovation and technical superiority of its comprehensive and integrated safety and compliance management systems, which combine administrative software tools and resources to dramatically reduce the time and cost required to develop, implement, and sustain safety compliance programs. For more information visit us on the web at www.publicschoolworks.com.