Crisis Communications Service for School Districts

Are you a school administrator, district leader, or school communicator in Michigan? You could have access to 24/7/365 urgent and crisis communication support through your ISD in 2024-25! 

This service, available through Marquette-Alger RESA's partnership with the Donovan Group, provides school district leaders 24/7 access to crisis communication experts to assist with responding to urgent and crisis situations. The Donovan Group’s team helps districts gather the facts, determine who needs to be engaged first, and communicate quickly and accurately.

Through this service, school administrators, district leaders, and school communicators are able to connect with an experienced crisis communication professional 24 hours a day using a telephone hotline or designated email address. The crisis communication professional will guide the district through managing communication around the issue they are facing. 

ISDs who enroll will be provided 24/7/365 access to this crisis communications service not only for their organization, but for all of their constituent districts as well! 

The registration cost for an ISD for 2024-25 is $2,750. An ISD that registerss provides 24/7 crisis communication support for its organization and all of its constituent districts for 2024-25. 

What's Included
  • 24/7, on-call crisis communication support.
  • 5 seats at the Communications Academy ($2,250 value).
  • Additional Communications Academy seats at a discounted rate of $375 each.

Interested in 24/7 Crisis Communications support for your ISD and all of its constituent districts? Click on the link below to complete an interest form, and someone from Marquette-Alger RESA will reach out to you to get you started! 

Crisis Communications Service Interest Form

Enrollment prior to the start of the 2024-2025 school year is highly recommended.

If you are a local district in an ISD that has not enrolled in the crisis communications service, you will still have access to service. However, your district will be invoiced for accessing the service. Billing will be on a prorated, metered basis according to student population. The maximum bill to an individual LEA will be $2,750 per year.

Note: The Communications Academy is $450 per person for school and district leaders in an ISD that has not registered for the crisis communications service.

About the Donovan Group

The Donovan Group is a communications, public relations, and marketing firm that focuses exclusively on public K-12 education. The firm serves schools, districts, and educational organizations nationwide.