PITTSBURG — Pittsburg Community schools will soon have a new crisis communication network which can help staff, students and law enforcement communicate in real-time.

The network is called CrisisGo, a communications program used in school districts and organizations to improve safety awareness. The program can be downloaded onto cell phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

On Monday, the USD 250 Board of Education approved purchasing the program for $9,045 for all of its schools and other educational buildings the district owns.

According to USD 250 Superintendent of Schools Rich Proffitt, the program will enable teachers to have up to date rosters of students during a crisis because it will be connected to the Student Information System. The program can also be used to report bullying.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Brad Hanson said the program is “a very robust tool,” which he said is used in a previous school district he worked in.

Teachers and staff will be trained on how to use CrisisGo. The district is currently working to schedule the training dates and more details will be released when available.

In other business, the district shared its thoughts on receiving Pritchett Trust grants. Proffitt said the Pritchett Grants are a tremendous help to Crawford County and the USD 250 school district.

The superintendent reported on Pittsburg Community Middle School’s construction on gym, precast walls is going up and will most likely continue for the next three weeks. Proffitt also reported on the district’s strategic plans.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.