All public and charter schools in Florida are required to demonstrate Alyssa’s Law compliance by August 1, 2021. Choosing the right partner is the foundation of your success, not only to meet the approaching deadline but to also have a panic button and alert system that is truly valuable for k-12 emergency response.
Below are the top five reasons Florida districts and schools are partnering with Raptor for Alyssa’s Law compliance.
1. DOE-Approved Panic Alert System Exceeds Requirements
Selected by the Florida Department of Education as an approved product for compliance, Raptor Alert enables teachers and staff to discreetly initiate a silent panic alert, share critical documents and floorplans with first responders, and stay updated through group messaging from wherever they are on campus. The system is customizable to each school’s emergency protocols, works on any web-enabled device, allows staff to seamlessly switch between campuses, has enhanced 9-1-1 calling, and includes team assist for localized incidents. Raptor Alert is also bundled with Raptor Drill Manager, giving schools everything they need to manage, track, and report on drills.
The Raptor School Safety Suite also includes Raptor Emergency Management, Raptor Visitor Management, Raptor Volunteer Management, enabling schools to screen visitors, respond to COVID-19, manage volunteers, and maintain real-time visibility during drills, active incidents, and reunification events.
“Raptor Alert, paired with Raptor Emergency Management, provides schools a complete solution that allows for customization, drill management, and reunification with parents. We are excited that Raptor was selected as a vendor by the State of Florida.” – Captain Rick Francis, School Safety Director for Seminole County
2. Seamless Implementation by the Deadline
Raptor has the resources and expertise to successfully implement the software before the compliance deadline. Our implementation is streamlined, requires no on-site visits, and was built based on the extensive knowledge we’ve gained from implementing over 35,000 K-12 schools across the nation.
No matter how big or small your district is, Raptor will provide you an efficient onboarding experience so you can comply by the August 1, 2021 deadline.
Example Implementation Timeline
Procurement & Onboarding
User Access & Configuration
End User Training
3. Software That Works on Devices You Already Own
With Raptor, there is no need to purchase additional hardware or to worry about waiting on hardware to arrive and be installed at your school. Our cloud-based system is accessible on any web-enabled device. Teachers and staff have software access on their desktops, laptops, and tablets and can download the Raptor mobile app on their cell phones. This empowers your teachers and staff to initiate a panic button from wherever they are on campus. Raptor does not store any data on the mobile devices or track user location when there is no active incident occurring.
4. Teachers and Staff Already Know and Trust Raptor
In 2005—just three years after our founding—Raptor partnered with our first Florida district. Today, we are one of the most trusted school safety partners in Florida, with over 70% of Florida districts using Raptor to protect their students, staff, and schools. Choosing a partner that your teachers and staff already know and trust reduces complexity and increases their confidence and ability to respond to emergencies.
“Raptor is just something schools have to have. It’s so easy to use and so user-friendly. In my position as a school safety specialist, there aren’t any others that can beat Raptor in my opinion. I’m hands down, 100% a Raptor supporter and recommend Raptor 100%.” – Charlotte County Public Schools (FL)
5. Continued Success and Support
In an environment that encounters frequent changes to staff, protocols, and industry best practices, we provide resources to encourage your continued success for years to come. Each district is assigned a Customer Success Manager, who will be your point of contact and ensure you are supported and satisfied throughout our partnership. We provide weekly live learning and development sessions, quarterly data analysis and business reviews, as well as exclusive roundtable events and webinars. Raptor also provides 24/7 telephone, email, and remote assistance support. Our support team’s average speed to answer a client call is 00:13 seconds, with an average resolution time of just over 9 minutes. Our focus on our clients’ success is just one reason Raptor maintains a 98% annual client retention rate.
“Raptor’s tech support has been phenomenal.”
– Columbia County School District, FL
Accelerate Compliance With Trusted Raptor Software
Raptor was founded in 2002 with the mission to protect every child, every school, every day. Over 70% of Florida districts—and over 35,000 K-12 schools nationwide—are protected by at least one Raptor software product. To learn more about Raptor, contact us today to set up a personalized demo.