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District admitted to Code Red system for free

Posted: Thursday, Jan 17th, 2013

What could be better than getting something for free?

How about getting something that makes everyone safer for free?

That’s precisely the deal that Niobrara County School District #1 will soon be enjoying. The Board of Education (BOE) approved a motion to join the Code Red Notification system for free during their regular session on Monday evening. The offer of free admission was made by Niobrara County. Superintendent Richard Luchsinger expressed the district’s gratitude for the gracious overture.

“Many districts have high speed communications,” Luchsinger said. “It’s fairly expensive if you buy it yourself as a district and put it in. We’re being offered it for free from the county, which is a heck of a bargain. We’re very grateful for that opportunity.”

And, just what is Code Red? According to the Niobrara County Sheriff’s Office website, this broad spectrum messaging system enables the office’s dispatch center to “alert a large number of people.” The underpinning rationale of Code Red is to “make the public aware of an emergency situation and alert groups of users to mission critical information.” Deputy Kelly Dean of the Niobrara County Sheriff’s Office was on hand to explain Code Red.

For the complete article see the 01-16-2013 issue.

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