Perry County School District 32 Visitor Management Information
Perry County School District 32’s new visitor management process will enable each school
building to screen all visitors against nationwide sexual offender registries and establish a
consistent sign‐in process across the district. The goal is to enhance the safety and security of
both students and staff by preventing access to those who pose a potential threat.
What is the visitor management process and why do we need a visitor management system?
This process helps us make sure visitors follow our district procedures when visiting our schools
beyond the school office or checking out a student. Visitors entering a school beyond the office
receive a printed ID sticker that must be worn and visible during the entire stay. This makes it
easier for our school staff to know who is allowed inside the school.
During school hours, entry to the school building will be restricted to a single door near the
office. Office personnel will check a visitor’s driver’s license or other state‐issued ID, comparing
information to a national sex offender database, alerting school administrators if a match is
found, or issuing a detailed visitor badge if the person is cleared.
What if a match is found?
Driver’s license/ID information is compared to a database of registered sex offenders from all
50 states. If a match is found, a silent alert will go to administrative staff members. School
administrators and law enforcement personnel will take appropriate steps to keep the school,
students, and staff safe.
Why is District 32 using this system?
Safety of our students is our highest priority. Part of keeping our students safe is knowing who
is in our buildings at all times. The Raptor system allows us to track visitors and volunteers in
our schools, as well as manage student checkout. The new process will provide a consistent
system to track visitors and volunteers while keeping away people who present a danger to
students and staff members.
What if I don’t have a valid form of ID or don’t want it scanned?
A first‐time visitor who does not have a valid ID may be granted access, with the building
principal’s approval, only after manually running the visitor’s legal name and date of birth
through the system. Visitors that do not present an ID their first time will only be allowed in the
lobby. Those working in the building (contractors, service/repair technicians) who do not
present an ID must be accompanied by a school employee at all times.
Will I have to have my ID scanned if I am just dropping something off?
Visitors who are leaving an item and will not enter the building past the office will not need to
be scanned. Anyone who goes beyond the office or is picking a student up will have to will
need to have their ID scanned.
Do visitors who are children need a state ID?
Children who do not have a valid ID may be
allowed to visit as long as an adult who has completed the check‐in process accompanies them
at all times.
What other information is the school taking from driver’s licenses?
We will only capture the visitor’s name, date of birth, and photo for comparison with a
national database of registered sex offenders. Additional visitor data will not be gathered, and
no data will be shared with any outside organization or authority.
Will District employees follow the procedure?
District 32 employees who do not have an employee badge visible must follow the same
procedure and wear the school‐issued badge. Substitute teachers will follow exactly the same
procedure as other employees.
Will volunteers have to follow the procedure?
Volunteers must follow the same procedures as any visitor. Identity must be verified with an
acceptable form of identification (i.e. driver’s license or state ID).
Will contractors, subcontractors and vendors follow the procedure?
Contractors, subcontractors and vendors must be checked the same as any visitor. If identity
cannot be acceptably verified, they will not be allowed on district property. Acceptable forms
of identification include driver’s license, state ID, U.S. military ID, or passport.
Can the District require parents to produce an ID before entering the building?
Yes. The district must be sure of who is in our buildings, why they are there, and – particularly
if a student is involved (e.g., early pickup) – be able to confirm that an individual is authorized
to access the student. We can only do this by knowing exactly whom we are dealing with.
Please refer to Board Policy KK.
What about grandparents?
Grandparents will be checked against the database and the student’s enrollment form to see if
they have parental permission to access the student, and then checked in using the Raptor
What about police officers, firemen, and other uniformed or governmental officials?
Law enforcement and other first responders will bypass the sign‐in process if responding to an
emergency. If there is no active emergency, police/fire/other officials will be checked in and
will be asked to show credentials.
Does the district have to give listed sexual offenders and predators access to the school?
Listed sexual offenders and predators are not allowed on district property or transportation or
at district events. Listed sexual offenders who are parents/guardians of students in our schools
may participate in their child's education. For instance, a separate time for Parent-Teacher
Conferences may be arranged with prior approval of the building administrator, who will escort
the parent to the meeting. See Board Policy KK and Missouri Statute 566.149.1 for further
How does Raptor keep my data secure?
Raptor uses firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, host integrity monitoring and port filtering,
as well as the latest security processes to protect all of its systems and data. All information
entered into Raptor gets encrypted using 256‐bit AES encryption. Raptor does not share data
with any third parties.
What if I have an outstanding warrant or am undocumented? Will you report me to the police
The National Sex Offender Public Registry and the District 32 student information system are
the only two databases that Raptor checks. The system will not alert office staff or even know if
you have an outstanding warrant or are undocumented.
Perry County School District does cooperate with the police. If authorities contact us to alert us to
someone who might pose a threat to school safety, this information can be entered into the
system so administration gets alerted if that person visits one of our schools.
Do other schools and institutions use a system like this?
Yes. Many of surrounding districts use Raptor or similar visitor management systems to help
ensure school and student safety.
Will the district use the process for after-school activities?
Not at this time. The visitor management process will only be used during school hours.