MENDOTA – The days of writing your name on a paper sign-in sheet at Mendota High School are over. A new “Raptor Visitor Management System” was introduced by Superintendent Jeff Prusator at the June 24 board of education meeting. With the new system, first-time visitors will be required to give their driver’s license or photo ID to office personnel. It will be scanned and immediately go through a national sex offender database for clearance. Once it is cleared, a visitor badge will be printed with the photo from the driver’s license or ID. The person’s named will be entered into the system along with the time of day and destination.
Prusator said this only takes a couple minutes. When the visitor leaves, the time is again entered so there is an electronic log showing who was in the building and when they left. Visitors will have to show their license only during their first visit. After that, they will simply give their name at the office and a visitor’s pass with photo will be printed. If someone does not have an ID, Prusator said a staff member will come to the office and escort them back and forth to their meeting.
In addition, this new system will be used as a log-in for students who are tardy and for students who need to sign out during the day.
The board was also reminded that starting this year, all students and staff are required to wear ID cards on lanyards. The IDs will serve various functions such as checking books out of the media center and paying for lunch in the cafeteria.
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