In an effort to improve the safety and security of our campus, the district has installed a visitor management system (Raptor) that captures information from a visitor’s driver’s license and/or other official government issued photo ID. The system maintains a record of individuals entering and exiting our school buildings. The system has the potential to network with public safety databases such as the national sex offender registry as a means to enhance campus safety.
Beginning Monday, January 14, 2019, visitors will be asked to present their driver’s license or other official government issued photo ID if they wish to travel beyond the main school office or district office during school hours. The door monitor will scan the visitor’s identification and produce an adhesive badge to be worn while in the building. The system will record the visitor’s name and time of visit. When exiting the building, the visitor should exit through the same door as entered with door monitor to be checked out of the system.
We are anticipating that this change will take some time getting used to doing. Therefore, we will use the first month with system as an acclamation period to ease the transition and identify ways to improve the process. We intend to fully implement the system by February 25, 2019 and, to maintain the effectiveness of the system, we will insist that all visitors be prepared to provide proper photo identification in order to gain access to the building beyond the main office or district office after this date.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us at your convenience. We appreciate your assistance in making our schools safer for our students.
Robert B. Anderson, Ed.D. Richard Smith
Superintendent of Schools District Safety Coordinator