The School District of Clay County is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our district schools to build on the district’s program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings and on our campuses at all times and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. The Raptor system will better allow us to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students, staff and visitors.
Upon entering a school building or campus, visitors will be required to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system. The Raptor system will check to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our buildings. It is important to note that the Raptor system only scans 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 is not gathered nor is the system connected to any other system such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore any other information on the ID is not scanned by the system and is not accessible to any of the users. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a temporary badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit.
A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork. In the event that a person does not have identification, he/she can still be given access to the building, but will be escorted by a school staff member.
If you are interested in learning more about the Raptor visitor management system, we encourage you to please visit the Raptor Technologies website (www.raptortech.com). If you have any questions for district personnel, please contact your Local School, the School District Office of Safety & Security (904) 284-6524 or the Division of Support Services (904) 284-6517.
The safety and security of our students is our highest priority. In addition, the accountability, purpose of visit and location of our visitors while on campus is a safety & security must. The Raptor visitor management system provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students and by knowing who is on our campuses during an unforeseen crisis. Therefore, all visitors to the school must be scanned into the system and obtain a visitor badge. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support of our continued safety & security school enhancements.
Charles Van Zant, Jr