The Raptor system prints out a sticker visitor badge, as shown above, with the individual’s name and picture along with the location they may be allowed to go to.
The Raptor system prints out a sticker visitor badge, as shown above, with the individual’s name and picture along with the location they may be allowed to go to.

   When parents and visitors enter Ripon schools, they will have to undergo a new check-in process.

   The new procedure is part of the Raptor Visitor Management System, which was implemented in the district this year.

   According to Director of Facilities and Grounds Brian Appleman, who also is a safety team member, the Raptor system requires visitors to show their driver’s license.

   “Any time a visitor, contractor or volunteer comes to school, they must check in to the office,” he said. “They will have their government-issued ID (driver’s license) scanned in the Raptor system. The Raptor system screens the individual against the sex offender registry.”

   He noted once a person is cleared, the system will print out a badge with the individual’s name, picture and the location they are approved to access in the school building.

   “Staff have been trained to look for these badges on any visitor in our buildings,” Appleman said.

   Read the full story, including why the district chose the Raptor system and how much it cost to implement it, in the Sept. 12, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.