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School District Institutes Employee Identification System

Florida's Leon County School District is implementing a new ID badge program for employees as part of a committed effort towards enhancing school security. The goal of the program is to have a photo identification badge for every school employee, including full-time and part-time employees, contract workers, volunteers and vendors. The badges will be color-coded, with blue badges for school employees, green for volunteers, and yellow badges for vendors who are frequently on school property.

The badges will allow students, parents and school visitors to easily distinguish between those who are school employees and those who are not. The badges must be worn and displayed prominently at all times while on school grounds. More than 7,000 badges must be made for the program, which the district hopes to have in place by the end of the year.

In addition the employee badge system, the Leon County School District requires those visiting school grounds to sign in and wear temporary visitor passes.