Perris Elementary School District utilizes the Raptor Visitor Management Systmem to screen all visitors who wish to enter one of our campuses.
What is Raptor?
Raptor is a visitor management system that enhances school security by reading a visitor's drivers’ license (or other approved government issued ID), comparing information against sex offender databases in 50 states to alert school administrators if a match is found. Once cleared through the system, a visitor badge is produced that includes a photo, name of the visitor, date & time, and destination. The Raptor system is designed to permanently replace paper sign in and provides a safe and secure way for parents to have confidence in their students' safety.
What is the purpose of the Raptor system?Raptor enhances and automates visitor management. By proactively alerting personnel to certain potential threats, Raptor allows school administrators to take appropriate steps to keep our students, employees, and visitors safe. For approved visitors, the system prints visitor badges that include the visitor’s name, photo, date, and destination. Those badges enable personnel within the building to quickly determine if visitors are in areas where they should, or should not be.What types of IDs will work in Raptor?Raptor is able to scan all U.S. government issued licenses, identification cards, concealed handgun licenses, Matrícula consular ID cards, permanent resident card, active military cards, and passport ID cards (not the full passport).What does a visitor do if he/she doesn’t have a government-issued ID?Visitors without a government-issued ID will be required to either return with a valid ID or provide their last name, first name, and date of birth for manual entry into raptor.Does the school/District have the right to require visitors, even parents, to produce identification before entering the school?Yes. In accordance with California Penal Code 627, school officials are required to know who is in the building and why they are there, particularly when a student is involved (e.g. early pickup). School officials need to be able to confirm that an individual has the authority to have access to the student. In addition to requiring visitors to give their name and purpose for visiting, it also requires visitors to present proof of identity.