Calvert Public Schools Enhance Building Security Measures

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (June 8, 2010)—Calvert County Public Schools is expanding the use of KeepnTrack, a visitor and volunteer tracking system, designed to increase safety and security in all of its schools and facilities.

KeepnTrack enables schools to produce visitor and volunteer badges, record and monitor volunteer hours, and electronically check all visitors against registered sexual offender databases.

Based on the success of a pilot at seven schools, all school sites will begin using KeepnTrack in July 2010. Pilot sites included elementary, middle and high schools across the various regions of the county. The pilot sites are: Calvert Elementary, Plum Point Elementary, Sunderland Elementary, Mill Creek Middle, Plum Point Middle, Calvert High and Patuxent High.

When visitors and volunteers come to a school or school system facility, they must enter a valid driver’s license, military identification card, or other approved photo identification into the KeepnTrack system. This system will alert an administrator if a person who may jeopardize the safety of students and employees signs in.

Even if known to the staff, visitors and volunteers will be required to complete the sign in and sign out verification process on every visit. Visitors and volunteers will also be required to wear a badge during their stay at the school site.

In addition to the security features of this new system, it allows all volunteers to submit applications electronically and automatically tracks volunteer hours. New volunteer orientation conducted at each school site is still mandatory prior to service.

Source: Calvert County Public School System

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