School Gate
  • What is School Gate Guardian?

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    School Gate Guardian is a visitor registration system that enhances school security by retrieving data from a visitor’s state-issued ID. The information is then compared with information from several databases including the registered sex offender database and a locally stored database created by the district that could include parents or guardians with custody issues, restraining orders, or visitors that have been deemed a threat to students and staff.

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  • What information is the School Gate Guardian retrieving from the photo ID?

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    The only information required to perform the proper searches are the first name, last name, date-of-birth and the photo of the visitor. Any other information on the ID is ignored by the system. None of this data will be shared with any other company or organization other than law enforcement and this will only occur in the event of an incident.

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  • Does every visitor that enters a facility go through the screening process?

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    Yes. All first-time visitors to any school facility will be scanned by the School Gate Guardian System. The system does recognize return visitors and the option will be given on a time sensitive basis if another scan is necessary. The ability also exists to provide key passes for frequent visitors. These visitors, upon entering the building, will scan their key pass under the barcode reader. Their information, including a photo, will appear on the computer screen for a staff member to verify identity and print a badge. The amount of time between scans is a customizable parameter set by the administrative staff. Yes. All first-time visitors to any school facility will be scanned by the School Gate Guardian System. The system does recognize return visitors and the option will be given on a time sensitive basis if another scan is necessary. The ability also exists to provide key passes for frequent visitors. These visitors, upon entering the building, will scan their key pass under the barcode reader. Their information, including a photo, will appear on the computer screen for a staff member to verify identity and print a badge. The amount of time between scans is a customizable parameter set by the administrative staff. 

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  • What will happen when a visitor enters the school?

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    1)  The visitor will hand a state-issued identification card to a staff member, who will scan the ID card through a card reader. The reader will gather necessary information from the license.

    2)  The information will then be run through a sexual offender database ONLY, and a districtmaintained database. If no matches are found, the staff member will print a visitor badge that includes the visitors name, photo, reason for visit and location of visit. The badge is self expiring, meaning that within 12 hours of printing, a red stop sign will bleed through to the front of the badge. This prevents the visitor from keeping their badge and attempting to use it for future visits. If the visitor appears in the sexual offender database, a pop-up message will discretely appear on the computer screen. Staff members have been trained in how to handle this situation.

    3)   Upon completion of the visit, the visitor will return to the office to scan the barcode for exit and return their badge to a staff member.

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