In an effort to enhance campus security, the Paulding County School District ispoised to implement a new visitor management system in all of its schools. The District is installing the Keep N Track Visitor Management System now being utilized by thousands of schools nationwide. The system will improve the current visitor registration process by logging visitors and volunteers who enter the school.
When visitors, volunteers, or vendors come to a school, they will be required to scan a driver’s license or other government-issued identification. The system will scan the name, date of birth and photo from the visitor’s ID. No other data will be collected. The system prints a visitor badge that includes the photo and name of the visitor, along with the time and date. In addition to keeping a log of building visitors, the system also compares the scanned information with the publically available national database of registered sex offenders and will alert school officials immediately of their presence.
According to Don Breedlove, Director of Safety and Athletics for the Paulding County School District, “The system will not perform a criminal background check and does not violate the constitutional rights of our school visitors.” Superintendent Cliff Cole stated, “We encourage our parents and community to visit our schools, and recognize the important role they play in our children’s education. Our goal is to make sure that our campuses are safe for students, staff, and visitors.”
“Student safety is our first priority” said Breedlove. According to Breedlove, "We understand that our parents entrust the safety of their students to us each and every day. Initiatives like the new visitor management system are a direct response to the expectations of parents and studentsfor a safe and secure school campus.” The District plans to share additional information concerning the new system with parents next week when students return from the Labor Day holiday.