Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, Springfield Public Schools implemented a visitor management system known as Hall Pass at all school sites. The system supports ongoing efforts to provide a safe environment for students and staff by helping better track all visitors in schools, including parents, friends, volunteers and other guest. Learn more at hallpassid.com.
Upon entering the school, visitors will be asked to present a valid state-issued ID, which will be scanned into the system.
Upon reading the information, Hall Pass will compare visitor identification data against an integrated, comprehensive database of registries for every state and the District of Columbus. This scanning process is quick, easy and has the ability to provide alerts on people who could jeopardize the safety of our school.
Once the ID has been scanned and entry into our school is approved, the system will create a unique badge that identifies the visitor and the date of the visit. Visitors will be required to wear this badge throughout their visit.
Upon leaving the school, the badge is returned to the office for sign-out.
Once the initial scan is done, a new badge is easily produced without the need to rescan the ID at future visits.
No other data from the ID is gathered or recorded, nor is the information shared with any outside agency.
The safety of our students is our highest priority and a visitor management system provides a consistent way to help ensure that those who are granted access to our schools do not present a danger to our students and staff.
Individuals checking in as volunteers will have their volunteer hours automatically recorded.