Messaging | 2019-09-18

31 Schools Receive Integrated Paging System

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Some $1.98 million in Department of the Interior grant funding has been directed to the Guam Department of Education to outfit 31 schools with a district-wide integrated intercom/paging and bell system.

The proposed system will be able to instantly relay information to and from the classrooms, especially in instances of emergency.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said: "The awarding of funds for intercom/paging and bell system is a direct result of the School Safety Partnership Initiative that was established early in her administration. She said the concerns raised by island educators, parents, and students during those meetings helped frame the administration’s priorities to provide a safe educational environment."

The system will provide a unified advanced crisis response solution across the education system and by modernizing critical communications and emergency response on a district-wide basis, the GDOE (Guam Department of Education) will be able to effectively provide communications to schools.

The integrated system will not only facilitate day-to-day management and communications but will also be designed and maintained with emergency response in mind.