In School Year 2020, thanks to a $7.5 million Comprehensive Safety and Security Initative grant in partnership with West Ed and the Department of Justice, APS has deployed a consistent check-in process with ScholarChip’s visitor management systems for all school and administrative buildings.
Visitors will be required to show a picture identification card (i.e. state identification card, driver’s license or other certified pictured identification, which can include a foreign government issued ID) prior to completing the visitor’s sign-in process.
The visitor management system, in turn, keeps track of people entering APS buildings. It checks all visitors against the national sex offender database and against school-defined alerts that could include parents/guardians with restraining orders or visitors that have been deemed a threat to students and staff.
After the system scans a visitor’s first and last name and date of birth, a picture is taken, and a name badge provided upon entering the main office. Individuals will then be given specific visitiation directions and instructions for a successful visit.