To help improve safety in our schools, Schodack CSD uses Raptor Technologies visitor management system at both school buildings starting in the 2018-19 school year.

When visitors enter Castleton Elementary School or Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School they will be asked for a driver’s license or other government-issued identification. The identification is run through the Raptor system, which checks the national registered sex offender database and a school database for custody alerts.

If an issue is detected, front desk staff can immediately alert school officials before the individual can enter the second set of doors, preventing them from accessing the school.

If there is no issue, an identification badge is printed with a photo that all visitors must wear while in the school. The information is not shared with anyone and is used only for school purposes.

Raptor Technologies is the nation’s leading provider of integrated school safety technologies and is used in more than 22,000 schools nationwide.