District 7 works closely with parents and law enforcement
agencies to ensure that all schools are safe. School safety
is enhanced by a comprehensive program that includes
state-of-the-art safety and security technology, school
safety personnel, emergency preparedness planning,
intervention protocol, and educational programming.
Every person visiting a District 7 school is required to
show photo identification and is then issued a visitor’s
badge before proceeding to his/her destination. The
identification is scanned and entered into a database. The
system searches the State of Illinois sex offender registry,
and a visitor’s badge is printed.
Visitor management security technology has been installed in
all District 7 schools.
district employees can access various points of their school
buildings by a biometric signature from a finger or thumb
coupled with a proximity card reader.
All District 7 schools use surveillance equipment that can
be monitored from a remote location by designated personnel
or archived for review at a later time.
School Safety Officers can view the school’s surveillance
system via their laptop computers at their work stations in
real time. They may also switch among cameras to view
specific areas of the building.
School Safety Officers are responsible for conducting
perimeter checks on the school building exteriors, including
doors, playgrounds, and parking lots. School Safety Officers
are vigilant in their observation of any person or persons
who do not belong on school property.
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