Dear CBSD Community:
The purpose of this message is to inform you that the Central Bucks School District will implement a new computerized visitor management and entry buzzer system in order to continue to enhance school security and safety. The following will outline and answer questions you may have concerning the new systems. The implementation of this new technology will benefit you, your child, and the district in many ways. The information below will provide the necessary details to these new systems which will begin being used on June 4th.
All 23 schools will now have an additional external buzzer and you will be asked to identify yourself and purpose of your visit to main office personnel. The new visitor management system is a computerized security program that offers many features to protect our community from outside threats. Upon gaining entrance to the vestibule, you will be required to provide a state issued photo ID. Utilizing the School Gate Guardian Kiosk, you will be required to scan your own ID. Those visitors who are unable to provide a state issued photo ID, will be prompted to check in with the school receptionist.
The system scans the name, photo, and date of birth of the visitor, and compares this identity with the national sex offender registry. If a positive match occurs, district personnel will be immediately and discreetly alerted. To prevent false positives, the system compares a photograph of the actual registered sex offender to the visitor. Central Bucks School District is storing the minimally required data with regards to the new visitor management system: photo, first name, middle name, last name, suffix and date of birth. We are not storing driver’s license numbers and we maintain the highest of level security protocols for the protection of this data.
The visitor management system will print a visitor label. As you leave the school, you will be required to exit through the main office to return your badge and be scanned out of the system.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding during the implementation of these increased security upgrades. These measures are intended to ensure the safety of students, and staff.
Central Bucks School District