El Paso Independent School District Adds New Security System To Keep Sex Offenders Out
The El Paso Independent School District is working to keep students of the district safer from sex offenders.
District officials say a new electronic system to keep tabs on visitors at all 96 EPISD campuses is in the final stages of being installed. The electronic visitor management system will require all visitors to go to one central location on each individual EPISD campus where their driver's license will be run through a database of registered sex offenders in all 50 states.
If a visitor is cleared, they'll be given a badge to enter the school. If not, they can be turned away by school officials. EPISD’s school board approved the system during the summer.
The district will notify parents about the specific changes in the visitor's policy in the coming weeks.