As staff, students and parents return from summer break, they will notice safety and security enhancements at our schools.
Laminated glass is being installed in many doors and windows at all schools to provide an additional barrier to potential intruders. Security camera systems are also being upgraded across the district.
Raptor ID, a visitor registration system that has been used in many of our secondary schools for several years, will now be used by all schools.
The system scans a driver’s license and/or state ID and checks the information against the National Sex Offender data base. If no match is found, the system prints a visitor’s sticker with a picture identifying an approved visitor.
Raptor only scans the visitor’s name, date of birth and photo for comparison purposes. No other personal identifying information is saved. If the system raises a question about a visitor’s background, the school administrator(s) will take the necessary steps to ensure the appropriateness of each individual’s visit.
Parents and visitors to the district’s four track elementary schools are already getting used to the new Raptor ID system.
“I love that the district is taking extra measures for security and that they know who is in the building,” said Fox Hollow parent Meredith Hyman, as she checked in recently.
The safety and security enhancements are being funded through the 2012 bond issue.