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Huntsville City Schools Achieves Outstanding Success with nSide|Boost and nSide|Assess Integration


Florence, Alabama, August 15, 2023 — nSide: The School Safety Platform, a leading provider of innovative school safety solutions, is thrilled to announce the successful deployment of its cutting-edge technologies, nSide|Boost and nSide|Assess, within Huntsville City Schools (HCS). This collaboration has led to a transformative enhancement of the school district’s communication infrastructure and behavioral threat assessment protocols, creating a safer and more connected learning environment for students and staff alike.

HCS has taken a significant step forward in addressing communication challenges by deploying nSide|Boost at three of its schools. nSide|Boost, a cellular signal amplification system, has proven its worth by delivering an unparalleled 100% success rate in a recent trial run. The system enhances cell phone signals across all major carriers, enabling robust connectivity and ensuring that devices can transmit and receive communications without hindrance.

Jeffrey Wilson, HCS Director of Operations, stated,

“The bottom line is that what we have seen is that nSide|Boost makes an immediate difference once it’s turned on – and that is not hyperbole.”

It is common for schools to employ the use of mass notification and communication systems; however, Wilson pointed out that their efficacy is “only as great as your cell phone capabilities.” This swift and effective enhancement in communication has created a more efficient and connected school environment, ultimately contributing to improved safety and streamlined operations.

In addition to nSide|Boost, HCS has integrated nSide|Assess into its district-wide operations. nSide|Assess is a sophisticated digital case management solution within the nSide Platform, bringing together administrators and other professionals to identify and assist students in crisis. This revolutionary tool facilitates collaborative efforts in evaluating a student’s circumstances, well-being, and needs, ensuring they receive the necessary care and support.

Melissa Lindsey, HCS’s Executive Director of Prevention and Support Services, highlighted the significance of nSide|Assess, stating,

“One of the things with nSide|Assess and Threat Assessments, is it’s made it very clear that we have to take every threat in our district very seriously.”

nSide|Assess bolsters the district’s commitment to ensuring a safe and nurturing learning environment for all by fostering a proactive and comprehensive approach to potential threats and student welfare. 

The successful integration of nSide|Boost and nSide|Assess in their school safety operations underscores Huntsville City Schools’ dedication to leveraging innovative technologies and its commitment to enhancing school safety. As the district continues to embrace these solutions, it further solidifies its position as a forward-thinking district dedicated to the well-being and success of its students.

About nSide: The School Safety Platform:

nSide is a provider of comprehensive school safety solutions, dedicated to creating safe and secure learning environments for educational institutions across the nation. nSide offers an integrated platform that addresses all aspects of school security, from emergency preparedness to risk assessment and communication strategies.

nSide’s mission is to provide educators, administrators, and safety personnel with the resources they need to prioritize safety, enhance preparedness, and foster a culture of security within their schools.