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Scottsbluff Public Schools to implement visitor management system

April 13, 2019 GMT

SCOTTSBLUFF — Scottsbluff Public Schools will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System at Scottsbluff High School and Bluffs Middle School to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in the school buildings at all times and the Raptor system will allow the schools to screen visitors, contractors and volunteers in our schools and provide a safer environment for our students and staff.

Upon entering a district building, visitors will be asked to present an ID such as a driver’s license, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. If a parent or guardian for any reason does not have a U.S. government-issued ID, the school staff member can use any form of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system. The Raptor system checks the visitor’s name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders and a custom district database. 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 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 or at public events.

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. This system will be implemented at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.