Waukee Schools to Implement New Visitor Management System

On February 24 Waukee Community School District will be implementing a new visitor management system at each of our schools. The Raptor visitor management system will enable each school building to screen all visitors against sexual offender registries in all 50 states and establish a consistent sign-in process across the district.

Please know the new process is not intended to discourage parents from visiting their children’s schools. On the contrary, we welcome visitors and encourage all parents to be an active part of their children’s educational experience. The goal is simply to enhance the safety and security of both students and staff by limiting access to those who pose a potential threat.

How It Will Work:

  • Beginning February 24 all visitors, including parents, will be asked to report to the main office upon their arrival at the school.

  • A secretary or other office staff will request that each visitor provide their driver’s license or other state or federally issued ID.

  • The barcode on their ID will be scanned electronically and the Raptor system will look for a match on state sexual offender databases.

  • If a match is identified, the building principal or designated representative will immediately be notified and respond according to district procedures.

  • If no match is identified, visitors will be issued a date-specific visitor’s badge that includes their name, photograph, and destination. These badges must be worn at all times while on the school grounds. School personnel have been directed to escort anyone not wearing a badge to the office.

  • All visitors will be required to check-out in the main office prior to leaving the school. Visitors will be asked to return their visitor badges. Office staff will destroy the badges so they cannot be reused.

  • Children who do not have a valid ID may be allowed to visit as long as an adult who has completed the check-in process accompanies them.

  • Visitors will only be required to provide a photo ID on their first visit to a building, but they must check-in and receive a visitor badge each time they visit a building. Once a visitor has registered using the electronic scanning process, a “quick find” feature allows school personnel to manually update the individual’s status and issue a visitor badge.

Frequently-asked-questions about Raptor can viewed by clicking here.

The safety of our students and staff is a top priority at Waukee Community School District. We will continue to review and update our policies and procedures to meet the needs of our district.

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701