Hannibal School District unveils new website and app
HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Hannibal Public School District has unveiled a new website that gives students or parents the opportunity to anonymously report bullying incidents or other safety concerns observed within the school district.
The website, along with a new app, was introduced to the school board members at the school board meeting on Wednesday night.
It’s called Courage2Report (CR2) and the link is located on the top right-hand side of the new website. The logo is “If you SEE something, SAY something!” It’s a state-wide effort to give adults and children a chance to be involved in school and community safety by encouraging them to report anything of concern.
Susan Johnson, superintendent of the Hannibal Public School District, said that making sure kids always have a way to share what’s going on in the schools. She said students might not always feel comfortable talking in person with someone or coming forward at all.
“If something happens at school that kids don’t feel comfortable for whatever reason sharing with someone, that part of the website is there so they can get on and share anonymously and confidentially so we can address it,” she said. “We want kids to feel comfortable and be able to report that in any way, shape or form, so we can look into that situation and if something is going on then we can get it to stop immediately.”
The website also features an integrated calendar, school news and the parent portal is readily accessible on the top left, which connects parents directly to information about their kids and an online option to pay for meal service.
The calendar is currently not displaying athletic events but they expect that to be finished by sometime next month.
The school has also rolled out a new app that is available on Apple and Android.
Andrea Campbell, communication specialist for the Hannibal school district, said the app is meant to provide a way for parents, staff, students and community members to know what is happening on campus from their phones.
The app will allow users to access documents, events, news updates, and even emergency notifications.
“Most families use their phones as a primary means of communication, so we’ve created an app that is custom-built to your school for smartphones,” Campbell said. “With the launch of this website and app, we aim to provide a more efficient and convenient way for our stakeholders to stay informed and engaged with the district.”
The app is available to download free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and the website can be accessed at www.hannibal60.com.
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