Extra Security May Be Coming to Cody Schools

Written by on October 22, 2019

The Cody Enterprise reports the Cody School District could soon have an extra layer of security that would affect all of those who enter buildings during school hours.
At Tuesday’s school board meeting, transportation director and school security director Sam Hummel updated trustees on the work the staff has done to determine the effectiveness of a check-in software system that would run visitors through a quick background check.
The Raptor Technologies program is already being used in 13 state districts, including Worland and Thermopolis, while Powell has used a similar system for two years.
The system allows visitors to check into the school through the main office–scan an ID for a quick background check and then the visitor receives a printed out visitor badge and the Raptor system logs the visit.
Hummel said the goal would be to present a final proposal for use of the program at every school but Valley – which serves just two families – at an initial cost of roughly $12,000. The School district has already used state funds for security and check-in systems this year–but Hummel expects due to the low cost–something could be worked out and the district may be able to use money from the major maintenance budget.

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