ScholarChip, the company behind the centralized School and Safety Operations System for K-12 schools, is adding two more Long Island school districts to its expanding New York network. In total, 23 school districts on Long Island alone have adopted the One Card system to centralize school safety, operations and attendance.
ScholarChip’s One Card system boosts campus safety allowing only verified students, teachers, administrators and visitors to enter a school campus. Also vital to the system is a time and attendance feature that saves time for staff, as well as helps to monitor student attendance figures.
ScholarChip‘s system addresses a host of administrative processes by automating data collection with a smart ID card:
- Building attendance. Management of building entry and large group entry points. As a student enters the school, a tap of their ID card captures attendance and instantly generates a list of late/absent students.
- Classroom attendance. Students tap their ID cards upon entering a classroom, eliminating manual attendance and providing accurate data. Students may tap out if they leave a class early and tap into the main office, nurse, guidance office, etc.
- Bus attendance. Students tap their ID cards onto and off their bus or on the team’s bus for away games, school trips, etc. Provides immediate information to parents.
- Visitor management. A turnkey visitor management feature lets schools grant access to authorized visitors. Guests register with a valid, state-issued driver license, the application recognizes returning individuals, issues passes, and determines both a visitor’s district-defined status and if there is a match against publicly available sex offender registries. The service also generates automatic alerts to increase campus security.
- Card-based secure door access. Staff members use their ID cards to enter school buildings or portable classrooms, while students with disabilities or injuries use their cards to access building elevators.
- Cafeteria transactions. Point-of-sale, coupled with ScholarChip’s school payment gateway, enables students to pay as they go, while helping districts track free meal programs.