Visitor Management System

Starting in the fall of 2019, South Washington County Schools will begin to use a new visitor management system to provide an additional layer of security for our schools. District 833 will continue to welcome all visitors and encourage all parents to be an active part of their children’s educational experience. This change is simply to enhance the safety and security of both students and staff by prohibiting school access to those who pose a potential threat.

Upon entering a district building for the first time, visitors will be asked to present a valid government-issued ID, which will be checked against a national sex offender database to ensure that registered sexual offenders are not entering our buildings. We will only record the visitor's name, date of birth and photo for comparison with the national database. We will not share any information on the ID with any other agency or authority.

The new visitor management process will only be used during school hours. Attendees at after-hours events such as performances, ceremonies or academic/athletic competitions will not be required to complete the process.

The safety of our students and staff is a top priority at District 833. We will continue to review and update our policies and procedures to meet the needs of our district.