Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Brockton High School pilots LobbyGuard access management system

Monday, November 21, 2011

Brockton High School is undergoing some security improvements around campus, including a trial run of the LobbyGaurd visitor management system, according to the Boston Globe.

Stepping through the front door at Brockton High School visitors are met with LobbyGaurd, a free-standing kiosk that scans visitor’s driver’s license, takes a picture and prints out a photo-ID sticker with their name and face on it.

LobbyGuard runs visitor information through the national sex offender registry and an internal list of data from families and the courts about who can, and can’t, have access to students. If a scan detects a problem, LobbyGuard prints a “void” pass and sends a text message to police officer in the building that the background check has failed.

The system can be accessed via computer or smart phone to view current visitors on campus, especially useful in emergency situations such as school lock downs, or in the event of a fire.

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A study has revealed a clear need for greater and more differentiated financial literacy education in the K-12 environment.

The “Money Matters On Campus” report, now in its second-year, polled some 65,000 first-year college students across the country. In addition to the need for an early financial understanding, survey results indicate that colleges and universities should provide financial education at the onset of a student’s college experience to better ensure that students will make sound financial decisions later on. The study was conducted by Higher One and education technology specialist EverFi.

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PlascoTrac has announced the release of Hero, a cloud-based incident management solution that enables administrators and teachers to log student progress in the classroom, reinforce positive behavior and analyze how student behavior impacts academic performance.

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State College Area High School is now using school-issued IDs to log student attendance and record violations.

Beginning April 7, State College Area High School students will swipe their student identification card upon arriving at school in the morning. Curtis Johnson, associate principal at State High School North, insists the new system will improve the accuracy of attendance records and hopefully raise academic performance as students won’t be able to fake class attendance.

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Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia, Calif. is using student IDs and smartphones as a means for students to earn certain privileges.

The program is called Student Scan Identification Card Authorization, or SSSICA. As ABC’s local Visalia affiliate reports, campus administrators greet students by scanning a bar code on the students’ IDs to determine whether they have permission to leave campus for lunch or attend school events such as a football game.

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