SCSD 1 to implement new Visitor Management System
by Sublette County School District #1
January 9, 2019
As a part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen our program of safety and security at our schools, Sublette County School District 1 is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. The Raptor system will better allow us to screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.
Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present an ID such as a Driverís License, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. If a parent or guardian for any reason does not have a US government-issued ID, the school staff member can use any form of identification and manually enter the personís name into the Raptor system. The Raptor system will check to ensure that registered sex offenders are not entering our school campuses without our knowledge. The Raptor system checks the visitor's name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. The registered sex offender database is the only official database checked by the Raptor system. No other data from the ID is gathered or recorded and the information is not shared with any outside agency. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. A visitorís badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork.
Another benefit of the Raptor System includes the management of volunteers. In the near future, volunteers will be able to apply online to be a volunteer. We also believe approval times for volunteers will be shortened significantly.
The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system allows us to quickly identify those that may present a danger to our students. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your support in enhancing the school safety protocols in our district.
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