The district needed a better way to handle emergency communication and to improve student safety, paging, bells, and other campus-wide communication. Superintendent Mario Millan identified FrontRow's Conductor — a networked, unified communication platform — as the solution.
Petaluma, Calif. (November 7, 2017)—Located in California’s Central Valley, the Richgrove School District serves 750 students in grades K-8. Richgrove is dedicated to helping all students become 21st century learners; the school’s students and staff operate modern technology that allows and fosters access to a broad curriculum and meaningful experiences.
Richgrove needed a better way to handle emergency response, paging, bells, and other campus-wide communication. Superintendent Mario Millan identified FrontRow’s Conductor — a networked, unified communication platform — as the solution. Richgrove uses the technology to enhance critical and emergency communication, be more efficient, and even improve academic results.
“We are in an environment where safety is a priority for us. We want to make sure we have the ability to talk to our kids, talk to our staff, in case of an emergency or just on a daily basis on a regular routine,” shares Millan. “For us it was a no brainer, it was the way to make sure our kids were safe and that they had all the most current information that they needed for that moment.”
Conductor can automate critical emergency responses: giving verbal instructions, pushing evacuation maps, digital signage and more. With FrontRow Conductor, “if we do have lightning or a storm outside I can push the lightning tab,” says Millan, “we also have a fire tab, a lockdown, and a shelter lockdown.”
Conductor is a companion of FrontRow’s classroom AV technology. The award-winning Juno system ensures that the teacher’s voice is understandable throughout the room, while student microphones encourage participation and confidence.
“When we found out that the Juno classroom audio system could be used as a bell system, as a PA system, as a safety system, and as a lesson capture system, we said: ‘that’s it, we have to go this route.’” Concludes Millan, “not only is Conductor good on our end in allowing us to communicate with the staff, but, with Juno, it allows the staff to communicate with the students in a more productive way. It’s a great way to ensure the students have the audio levels they need in their classrooms, a great way for teachers to save their voices, and a great way to ensure safety.”
Richgrove is reducing costs, saving efforts, and achieving more with FrontRow Conductor’s communication technology. FrontRow Conductor makes communications effortless so schools can focus on learning.
FrontRow’s technology helps schools communicate effortlessly with students, groups, and devices. Over 15,000 schools have chosen FrontRow for its easy-to-use products, better academic outcomes, and a safer, more efficient campus. FrontRow is part of the William Demant Group—founded in 1904 and listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange (CSE3247)—through 45 Group companies in over 20 countries, its consolidated sales exceed US$1.4 billion.