School Check-In Procedures
Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times. PCSD uses Raptor to track visitors, contractors, and volunteers in our schools.
Prior to entering a district building, visitors are asked to present a valid, state-issued ID. Once entry is granted, the ID is scanned into the system and checked against the national registered sexual offender database. It is important to note that the Raptor system only scans the visitor's name, date of birth and photo. Additional visitor data from the driver's license is not gathered, nor is the system connected to any other system, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore, any other information on the ID is not scanned by the system and is not accessible to any of the users. Once entry is approved, Raptor issues a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of his/her visit. All visitors must scan and return their badge when departing from the building.
Georgia Law § 20-2-1180: Loitering in or on a school safety zone; penalty; required check in of visitors; posting signs of required check in
(c) Upon entering any school building between the official starting time and the official dismissal time, any person who is not a student at such school, an employee of the school or school system, a school board member, an approved volunteer following the established guidelines of the school, or a person who has been invited to or otherwise authorized to be at the school by a principal, teacher, counselor, or other authorized employee of the school shall check in at the designated location as stated on posted signs and provide a reason for his or her presence at the school.