District security and safety specialist Michael Poole says whenever using lobby guard it red flags those people with criminals backgrounds.
Assistant principle Jeff Lubansky says lobby guard has made parents fell better about the protection of their children
By: David Dewberry
School's all over Lexington School District Five now have Lobbyguard systems that checks in visitors. Principals know who is in the school, if they should be there, and their backgrounds as well as what their reason for coming.
The system was put in place to check guests' for criminal backgrounds or any other type of red flags school officials should be aware of.
"Its the next step in a very complex system that provides a national background check as well as gives red flags for individuals we may need to be informed about," says district security and safety specialist Michael Poole said.
In previous years all guest were required to do was sign their name in at the front desk and they where allowed to come into the school. That is no longer the case said assistant principle Jeff Lubansky,
"So when a parent comes in they now have to put their state issued I.D. in the machine, take your picture and then does a quick back ground check," he said.
If you're okayed the machine prints out a photo badge that you must wear around the school. Visitors who are found without one of those stickers will be asked to leave immediately.
There are 22 schools in the district that now use this safety system and principle Lubansky and district security specialist Poole both say that parents and guardians now feels better knowing that their child is safe.