Gravette Public Schools will roll out a new visitor’s safety program that will better protect students and staff.
Starting January 2019, school officials will enhance security and safety for all students and faculty by using the Raptor Visitor Management System.
The Raptor System will act as a background check to ensure that registered sex offenders will be restricted from entering school campuses without permission.
Visitors will be asked to present a form of ID, which will be either scanned or manually entered into the system.
Once a visitor is approved by the system, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and purpose of their visit.
The Raptor System will allow schools to screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers before they enter the building.
This will not be necessary for those who visit campus to drop off an item or pick up paperwork.
No other information from ID’s is gathered or recorded, and the information will not be shared outside the agency.