The Pleasanton Unified School District is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor and Volunteer Management System in all of our schools to strengthen campus safety. Part of keeping our students and staff safe is knowing who is in our school buildings at all times and in the unlikely case of an emergency. We are excited to have the Raptor system assist us in this regard.
The Raptor system will allow us to electronically screen visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools and help ensure a safer environment for our students and staff.
With this new system, all school visitors will be required to present a government-issued picture ID (any state or country) to enter school grounds or to check a student out of a school site.
If a parent or guardian does not have a U.S. government-issued ID, the school staff member will have the discretion to use other/alternate forms of identification and manually enter the person’s name into the Raptor system.
The system has the ability to provide alerts regarding people who may jeopardize the safety of students. Prior to gaining access to the campus, all visitors will be screened using the public sex offender database. This is not a background search - no other criminal information, immigration status, or financial background is searched or provided to school personnel.
Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of the visit. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork.
We look forward to rolling out our new visitor and volunteer management system on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Lydiksen. Please bring your IDs with you.
The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of enhancing the school safety protocols in our district.