On Monday Sept. 13 visitors to any of North Syracuse Central School District's secondary schools will be required to scan their driver's license to gain entry to the school.
The district is expanding their network of schools using the Raptor software system, which registers and tracks visitors and volunteers, to include all district secondary schools. Systems have been installed at Gillette Road Middle School, Roxboro Road Middle School, North Syracuse Junior High School and Cicero-North Syracuse High School and will begin to be used at those schools on Sept. 13.
North Syracuse Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jerome F. Melvin felt the technology was 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 North Syracuse Central School District Director of Security and Safety Lawrence Butler at 218-2128.