North Syracuse schools begin visitor screening program

Effective Monday Jan. 4 visitors to any of North Syracuse Central School District's Elementary Schools will be required to scan their driver's license to gain entry to the school. The district will be implementing a new software system called Raptor, to register and track visitors and volunteers. Systems will be installed at each elementary school and be ready to use Jan. 4, when students return from their holiday recess.

NSCSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jerome F. Melvin said the technology is a necessary step in ensuring the safety and security of district students.

"The systems will allow us to be instantly alerted of visitor issues such a sex offenders, custody and restraining orders and individuals banned from the school so that we are aware of, and prepared to handle a potentially unsafe situation," Melvin said.

For more information about Raptor, please contact Lawrence Butler, North Syracuse Central School District Director of Security and Safety at 218-2128.

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