In an effort to improve and standardize security measures, Arlington Public Schools are making plans to deploy an electronic visitor management system, according to the Star-Telegram.
The new system would require visitors to the school district to submit their driver’s licenses for background checks – making sure they’re not predators or have a restraining order against them or anything that would prevent them from being in school – before stepping foot onto campus.
The visitation program scans the driver’s license and uses the information and photos to make temporary pass visitors carry with them during their stay on campus.
Currently, the district policy requires visitors to check in at the principal’s office and wear an identification badge or sticker. But it leaves the details up to the principals.
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