School District Uses Unified Communications to Increase Safety and Improve Education
Granite School District operates a total of 85 schools in Salt Lake County, Utah, and also offers special education programs and adult and community education courses. With over 68,000 students and 7,500 employees, it is one of Utah's largest employers. As part of its commitment to providing quality education, Granite also wants to provide a safe learning environment for students and employees alike. Granite was concerned that in the event of an emergency, teachers did not have direct access to phones in their classrooms. Upgrading the current private-branch exchange system and wiring classrooms for additional phone lines was prohibitively expensive and beyond the district's budget.