Kiosks and training is rolling out to schools for our new visitor management system! This effort is part of our commitment to support safe learning environments for our students and staff. You might have already seen or used one of our new visitor sign in kiosks at your school, and we anticipate training and kiosks being rolled out to our remaining schools by March.
Part of keeping our students and staff safe is knowing who is in our school buildings at all times and in the unlikely case of an emergency. We are excited to have the Raptor system assist us in this regard.
The Raptor system will allow us to electronically screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and help ensure a safer environment for our students and staff.
With this new system, all school visitors will be required to present a government issued picture ID (any state or country) to enter school grounds or to check a student out of a school site.
If a parent or guardian does not have a US government-issued ID, the school staff member can use other/alternate forms of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system.
The system has the ability to provide alerts regarding people who may jeopardize the safety of students. Prior to gaining access to the campus, all visitors will be screened using the public sex offender database. This is NOT a background search - no other criminal information, immigration status, or financial background is searched or provided to school personnel.
Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork.
The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support in enhancing the school safety protocols in our district.