How Florida Schools Can Comply With Alyssa’s Law

Alyssa’s Law, named after Alyssa Alhadeff who was a victim of the Parkland school shooting, requires the installation of panic alarms linked to law enforcement in every Florida school. To comply with the law, all Florida public schools must have mobile panic alert systems by the start of the 2021-2022 school year. The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has identified 10 approved compliance providers, including SchoolGuard by Guard911, and negotiated fixed pricing for schools. The FDOE will cover the costs of services provided by an approved vendor, up to each district’s allocation. SchoolGuard by Guard911 meets all FDOE requirements and offers features such as speed-dialing 911, campus-wide alerts, mapped location display, group messaging, and notification of nearby organizations protected by Guard911. Schools and county 911 coordinators should coordinate with the selected vendor for implementation. FDOE funds will be paid directly to vendors upon completion of services and approval from the district and 911 coordinator. School districts must ensure compliance by the start of the 2021-2022 school year and can contact approved vendors like SchoolGuard by Guard911 for assistance.


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