Security on school campuses is a growing concern
Schools are becoming increasingly aware of the need for secure identification of all adults on campus. Many schools are now instituting policies that all adults – staff, teachers, and visitors – must wear a visible photo ID card at all times. They teach students to look out for any adult without a badge, and report it immediately to a staff member. Visitors are required to check in, and are issued a temporary plastic “VISITOR” badge.
Even day-care centers are instituting similar policies to demonstrate security to parents by requiring every adult on-site to wear a badge at all times.
Identity cards are a must on College and University Campuses
Most colleges, large and small, now issue photo ID cards to faculty and students. These are primarily used for identification purposes, but can also be multi-function cards as well. For example, they may have a barcode for library access, or a magstripe for building access. Validity dates for each semester or school year are clearly displayed. While these may not be worn visibly at all times, ID cards are a necessity for accessing on-campus resources.
Attendance Monitoring and Tracking in Professional Certification Programs
Many credential and training programs, especially for adult continuing education, need to track class attendance. The use of “smart” ID cards, with either a smart chip, barcode, or magstripe, can greatly facilitate the check-in/check-out process and automatically create the logs necessary to ensure full compliance. InstantCard can even help you set up a cellphone-based attendance tracking program. Contact us to discuss your exact requirements!
Click here to see an article on ID card policy for schools which appeared in ‘School Business Affairs‘, the Professional School Manager’s leading print & online resource:
Picture This: How to Establish an Effective School ID Card Program.
“This article originally appeared in the January 2013 School Business Affairs magazine and is reprinted with permission of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). The text herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of ASBO International, and use of this imprint does not imply any endorsement or recognition by ASBO International and its officers or affiliates.”