Next time you want to visit a Graham ISD campus, don’t forget your ID. The district is implementing a new security system that requires school visitors to check in at the office and scan their license or other state-issued identification card on their first visit.
Technology Director Jayne Beale said the systems have been installed at all the campuses and the first time a person visits, their ID must be scanned. Once it’s scanned, a visitor badge or sticker is printed out with the visitors name, time of arrival and photo. Faculty and staff will be able to identify at a glance if a person roaming the school halls has checked in at the school office.
After the first visit, an ID will not be required. An office attendent will type in the visitor's name and pull up his information.
Beale said that when the ID is scanned, it is checked against a national sex offender database.
Superintendent Lane Ledbetter said, with this system, schools should be able to better track their visitors.