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Raptor: New monitoring on Chino Valley school campuses

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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 8:00 am

A new electronic visitor management system called “Raptor” that was recommended by the Chino Police Department, was installed this summer at every Chino Valley district school. 

The system will help increase school safety, say district officials. 

Visitors will be asked to present a government issued identification such as a driver’s license, or other state-issued ID, at the school office before they can enter the campus. 

Office staff will either scan or manually enter the information into the system.

The system is comprised of a computer with a keyboard, a monitor, ID scanner, and a small printer for badges.

It takes a few seconds to scan the ID and print a badge.

For parents or guardians without a government issued ID, a school staff member will use any form of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the system.  

A letter to parents from district director of risk management Craig Frame states: “The Raptor system checks the visitor’s name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. No other data from the ID will be collected or recorded and the information is not shared with any outside agency.” 

The Meghan’s Law registered sex offender database is the only official database checked by the system, according to the letter posted on chino.k12.ca.us

Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of the visit.  

A visitor badge will not be necessary for those who visit schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork. 

Walnut Avenue Elementary assistant principal Michael Rodriguez said staff were trained on how to respond if the system flags a registered sex offender. 

School administrators and key district personnel will be automatically notified, he said. 

Mr. Rodriguez said a registered sex offender cannot go alone onto the campus and must be accompanied by school staff. 

Mr. Frame said the start-up cost was approximately $1,800 per site for the equipment and staff training and ongoing costs are $595 per school, per year. 

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