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How Kaneland Community USD Commits to Continually Improving Campus Security

In this case study, we’ll review the challenges the district faced—and how Raptor worked with their team to overcome them.
“Before Raptor, we weren’t as secure. We couldn’t screen for people as they entered campus buildings. We’re a smaller community. When we had visitors and administrators didn’t know them, they weren’t vetted like they are now that we have Raptor.”

Tim Wolf, Director of Technology, Kaneland Community Unit School District

The Challenge

  • Lacking Secure Visitor Screening: Prior to the implementation of the Raptor system, the school district relied on staff familiarity with visitors for security.
  • Inefficient Visitor Check-In: The Kaneland School District relied on manual check-ins for school entry, which was inefficient and created information silos.
  • Bottlenecks During High Traffic Times: Front desk staff needed flexibility to accommodate multiple check-in stations during times of high volume.

How Raptor Helped

  • Employing Technology to Screen Visitors: The district adopted Raptor Visitor Management, which significantly improved their security protocols by providing instant checks for visitors, including sex offender screenings. Technology has enhanced the district’s ability to ensure the safety and security of its students and staff, allowing for peace of mind and a safer educational environment.
  • Automating to Streamline Visitor Check-In: The transition to Raptor Visitor Management represented a significant improvement in the district’s visitor check-in process by automating and enhancing security measures. The ability to share information with other district schools reduced the occurrence of information silos.
  • Improved Check-In Speed with Two Operator-Assisted Stations: Raptor’s flexibility to align with district policies and accommodate the needs of individual schools enabled them to optimize the check-in process. Setting up a second dedicated check-in station helped the district avoid bottlenecks at reception areas.

The Results

The district is committed to leveraging technology and community ties to overcome logistical and security challenges, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for students.
  • Enhanced Security and Screening: Before Raptor, the district’s visitor management was largely based on the administrative staff’s familiarity with the community, which was not foolproof. The implementation of Raptor introduced a reliable method of tracking and managing visitors and reduced the reliance on staff recognition.
  • Maintaining a Welcoming Environment While Screening Visitors: Kaneland ISD prefers personal interaction during the visitor check-in process rather than offering a fully self-service approach. The right balance between technology and a human touch means they can enhance security and efficiency while maintaining a personable, positive school culture. This also enables them to implement procedures that are quick and respective to handle situations like false positives during screening.
  • Commitment to Continuous Improvement and Safety: The district’s proactive approach to reviewing and enhancing their security measures underscores a commitment to continually improving student safety.
Kaneland Community Unit School District #302 in southwestern Kane County, IL, serves 4,300 students across six campuses.
  • Lacking Secure Visitor Screening
  • Needing Efficiency During Visitor Check-In
  • Bottlenecks During High Traffic Times
  • Employing Technology to Screen Visitors
  • Automating to Streamline Visitor Check-In
  • Improved Check-In Speed with Two Operator-Assisted Stations

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