Staff & Student Safety is Key
We take proactive steps to ensure the safety of every student, teacher, and staff member by relying on both state-of-the-art and common-sense solutions to protect our schools.
Before school and at dismissal, we only allow students to enter and exit through specific doors that teachers, administrators, and other staff members monitor.
Once the morning bell rings, visitors may only enter through our front entrance, which is secured with video cameras and a double-entry system known as a "sally port."
Visitors must ring a bell and show their driver's license to the entry camera and state the reason for the visit before being granted access by a member of the front office. There are no exceptions. Once admitted through the first door, visitors must check-in at the front office and scan their driver's license through our Ident-a-Kid service, which also takes the visitor's photo.
The Ident-a-Kid program runs a background check and notifies administrators if there is a red flag. If there are no issues, the visitor receives a printed badge that must be worn at all times, and then they may proceed into the school. Visitors are also required to sign out as they exit the building.
Visitors aren't the only ones required to wear ID badges. We require all staff members to wear their school-issued ID badges at all times. Requiring everyone to wear badges helps our staff and students identify who belongs in their school.
In addition to an extensive video camera surveillance of our buildings, all of our exterior doors feature an electronic key system that records door opening activity by all staff members.
Learn more on our district website