School drills can be time consuming and a bit messy at times. Millville Elementary is making the best of school drills with DIR-S. Our simple software solution reduces response time and increases reaction time by allowing staff and administration to communicate in real-time.
A lockout drill can take an average of 15-20 minutes to complete. The process is simple: make an announcement over the PA system, teachers and staff follow the district's standard response protocol (lock exterior doors, etc.) and check-in one by one accordingly. This simple but vital drill should be carefully planned and executed in the best manner, and should not be rushed. The DIR-S app is an invaluable addition to this process. It allows teachers and staff to simultaneously check-in with their status and current location, reducing the average drill time to less than 2 minutes! Also, teachers can instantly report any problems or concerns in the app with no delay.
School drills are fundamental and preparation is key to prevention. The DIR-S app is one solution to better assist and manage these drills. By keeping everybody in the loop with real-time communication, DIR-S can save time in a drill and in an emergency-when seconds matter most.