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Overview

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) is pleased to announce the implementation of an electronic school access management system at all schools beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

The School Access Management system, referred to as “S.A.M.” in PYLUSD, will enhance school safety by reading the driver’s license, or other approved form of identification, of visitors while automatically comparing it to California Megan’s Law and similar databases nationwide. The system also compares visitors’ identification information to internal notifications placed by a school site including, but not limited to, restraining or custody orders. The system then generates and prints a temporary ID badge that includes a photo, name of visitor, date and time, and destination on campus. This electronic school access management system is designed to permanently replace paper sign-in procedures, and will serve as a great support in helping protect PYLUSD campuses and, most importantly, students and staff.

The school access management system will provide a consistent, standardized method to log visitors, while keeping away individuals who may present a danger to students and staff members. Please note, it is not connected to any other system such as the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the United States Department of Justice, etc. Additional personal data will not be gathered or shared with any outside company or organization.

In PYLUSD, families are always encouraged to participate in their student’s education. With this procedural shift, the District will continue to promote a warm and welcoming educational experience on all campuses, while also emphasizing a commitment to a safe and respectful environment.

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PURPOSE
To improve campus safety by controlling the flow of visitors, parents, vendors, and guests on our campuses. A secondary, but equally important purpose is to document who is on our campuses if there is an emergency.
 
RATIONALE
All of the schools within PYLUSD are important places. Campuses house our most precious commodity, the students and staff of our school community. In order to maintain a safe and respectful environment throughout the District, a decision has been made to control the flow of visitors on all of our campuses.
 
PROCEDURE
Each PYLUSD school has signs posted at the entrance noting that all visitors, including District employees, parents, vendors, and guests, must be signed in before entering. To read the full list of visitor procedures in PYLUSD, please visit www.pylusd.org/visitorprocedures/ or click here.