Paul Zinni, Superintendent
18 King Street
Norfolk, MA 02056
For Immediate Release
Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
King Philip Regional School District Utilizing New Visitor Management System
All Middle School and High School Visitors Must Present ID
NORFOLK — Superintendent Paul Zinni is pleased to announce that the King Philip Regional School District has implemented a new electronic visitor management system in the middle school and high school this school year.
Starting this week, upon entering the buildings, visitors will be asked to present an ID, such as a driver’s license, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. No visitors will be allowed entry into the school without an authorized form of identification.
“This new system will allow us to better screen visitors, contractors and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff,” Superintendent Zinni said.
If a parent or guardian for any reason does not have a US government-issued ID, a school staff member can use any form of photo identification to manually enter the person’s name and date of birth using the Raptor Visitor Management System.
One function of the system is to ensure that registered sex offenders are not entering school buildings without the knowledge of administrators. The system checks the visitor’s name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders.
Visitors should note that the sex offender database is the only database checked by the Raptor system. No other data from the ID is gathered or recorded and the information is not shared with any outside agency.
Once entry is approved, a badge will be issued that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his or her visit.
A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork.
“The safety of our students is our highest priority and this new system is a tool that will allow us to quickly identify those that could pose a risk to our students,” Superintendent Zinni said. “I want to thank members of the community in advance for their understanding and support as we work to enhance the school safety protocols in our district.”
If anyone has questions about the new system, please contact the King Philip Regional School District administrator’s office at 508-520-7991 x2200.