In an effort to increase the security of our buildings, District 155 has implemented a new visitor check-in procedure. Beginning January 7, 2013, each guest during regular school hours receives a lanyard and guest badge to wear during his/her visit. This ensures that authorized guests are immediately identifiable to students and staff. As part of this new procedure, the school will hold the visitor’s government-issued ID until the guest checks out to leave this building. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license, state ID card, or passport. Additionally, we scan all visitor IDs against the national offender database to help us identify potential threats.
Because all guests enter and exit through a controlled entry point—each building’s main entrance—we are able to track who is in the building at all times. This is important information to help keep our schools safe, and will be shared with first-responders should an emergency arise.
There will be no exceptions made to this procedure. We ask that all visitors during regular school hours cooperate with this process in order to help us maintain school safety.