School officials to hold open meetings on new reporting app


FORT MADISON – Fort Madison school officials will be meeting this week with parents in open meetings at the middle school and high school to talk about the district’s new anonymous reporting app, which will allow students and parents to report anonymously on concerns within the schools of the district.

The Fort Madison Community School District has recently partnered with the Texas-based company, Anderson Software, to provide a seamless and efficient way for students, staff, and community members to offer information to help us identify and address concerns.  Anderson Software leads the industry with its secure and anonymous tip acquisition and management solution, called P3 Intel.

The technology is the foundation of P3 Campus, a comprehensive reporting solution designed specifically to identify the needs, behaviors, and issues students may be experiencing. This partnership allows the communities of our school district to foster a relationship between schools, law enforcement, mental health professionals, parents, and students themselves.

The Fort Madison Community School District  will soon be accepting reports through mobile or desktop web browsers at or through the P3 Campus mobile app, available on the Apple and Android platforms. Reports are monitored 24/7 to ensure that time-sensitive matters are dealt with as promptly as possible. Reports made through the P3 Campus mobile app, unlike SMS text reports, have no length limitations or the need to remember a short code. Additionally, when the mobile app is used, the user is notified when action has been taken on their report. In both the web browser and app form, the user can attach photos, screenshots, videos, documents or audio recording to their reports, and they can engage in two-way dialogue with a real person.

The Fort Madison Community School District feels that joining in the P3 Campus initiative will strengthen bonds between students and adults to continue to build strong relationships for the overall safety of our students.  There will be student assemblies in the coming weeks for students in grades 4-12.  We will expect students in the elementary buildings to work through their parents.  As a district, we strongly encourage that students communicate face-to-face with a trusted adult whenever they are having a problem.  P3 Campus does not replace our “see something, say something” philosophy.  It simply adds a layer to our reporting process.

The district will be conducting two parent meetings, scheduled for next week, to answer questions and provide more information about P3 Campus.  Those meetings are as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Fort Madison Middle School.  The meeting will be held in the library from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Fort Madison High School.  The meeting will be held in the Library/Media Center from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

Any member of the community is encouraged to attend either meeting.

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