Dallas County Schools recognized for ‘leadership and vision’ on safety

Published 10:23 am Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Dallas County Schools recently accepted an award for “Excellence in Innovation and Safety for County School Systems” at the 2019 School Safety Summit for Alabama in Orange Beach.

The award was presented to Dallas County Schools Transformation Specialist Dr. Tanya Miles.

The county school system was recognized for showing “great leadership and vision” in utilizing the nSide School Safety Platform, along with a multitude of other safety initiatives throughout the district.

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Further, the school system was recognized for “exerting great effort to integrate all facets of the nSide School Safety Platform by updating its campus mapping program and supporting innovative changes to emergency operation plans.”

According to a statement, these efforts have been accomplished along with input from public safety officials and other local agencies.

After extensive work in developing these plans, the district conducted thorough training with its faculty, staff and students to ensure awareness of the policies and procedures involved in responding to a crisis.

The school district began a phased process over a year ago to upgrade and replace all cameras with the updated surveillance technology.

Representatives from nSide praised Dallas County Schools for its “vision and drive to transition video surveillance technology,” which “has put faculty, staff and children in a much safer environment,” adding that the “willingness of the Dallas County School System to explore new and innovative ideas surrounding all aspects of school safety is inspirational and a direct reflection of their excellent staff.”