The safety of our students is always a top priority for the Quakertown Community School District. As such, the Superintendent Goals for the 2015/16 school year include implementing "Raptor," a district-wide school visitor screening system. This letter details the new procedures and provides an introduction to the new visitor screening system.
Raptor provides an effective way to help schools keep unwanted visitors out while keeping track of those admitted in. The new system will:
Electronically sign in and sign out visitors,
Print visitor badges,
Screen all visitors against the national sex offender database,
Provide real-time offender alerts.
By simply scanning a visitor’s driver's license; other valid ID, or inputting valid identification information, Raptor instantly screens for registered sex offenders in all 50 states. If a potential threat is identified, the Raptor system sends instant alerts to designated officials, including administrators and law enforcement, including our SRO, via email and/or text messaging.
Please know that confidentiality is very important to us and the only information maintained in the database is the visitor name, date of birth, and photo. District staff responsible for operating the system have all received training directly from Raptor.
If you are interested in learning more about the Raptor system please feel free to access their website using the following URL: www.raptorware.com
If you have any questions, please contact your building Principal or the Human Resources Department. We appreciate your cooperation and dedication to keeping our students safe.