ID Required for School Visitors Beginning May 1
On May 1, we will begin using the Raptor visitor management system at all Governor Mifflin school buildings. This system will require visitors to our schools to provide a government-issued identification card to access our schools beyond the front office. The Raptor system will better allow us to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools as we continue our efforts to add additional and proactive levels of security for our students and staff.
An official ID will need to be provided if you are planning to visit a classroom, volunteer in a school building, or attend a meeting during the school day. A visitor’s badge will not be needed for those who visit our schools to drop off or pick up items at the main office, pick up a student for an early dismissal, or attend a scheduled student performance or event. Acceptable forms of identification will be a driver’s license, state ID card, and/or military ID.
The Raptor system works by scanning visitor IDs for the visitor’s name, date of birth, and photo for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. Additional visitor data from the driver’s license or ID is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore, any other information connected to the visitor’s drivers license or ID is not part of the system and is not accessible to any of the users. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit.
If you are interested in learning more about the Raptor visitor management system, please visit the Raptor Technologies website at www.raptorware.com.
The safety of our students and staff is the highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system is an additional layer of protection. To that end, we thank you in advance for your support and cooperation in our ongoing efforts to enhance our district’s practices.
Governor Mifflin Director of Safe Schools