Colonial School District believes in acquiring and implementing the most innovative security practices available in order to provide all students and staff with the peace of mind that they are learning and being taught in a safe environment.
Colonial School District is using digital video recordings, monitored alarm systems; door held open alarms, retired police officers, automated visitor sign in with connection to the Sex Offender Registry, secured hallway access doors and participation in the Montgomery County C.L.A.S.S. (Countywide Law Enforcement Alerting and Safety System).
An excellent working relationship exists with the three municipal police departments and the Montgomery County Juvenile Probation Department which service the Colonial School District.
Parents are kept informed with the District’s use of ConnectEd and Colonial Instructional Television (CITV) on emergencies and informational items as it pertains to any particular building or District wide.
New visitor registration system piloted at Colonial Elementary School (Jan. 30)
The Colonial School District (CSD) is piloting a new visitor sign-in system at the Colonial Elementary School as part of its ongoing efforts to maximize school safety. The system, "Lobby Guard," is an easy-to-use touch screen that collects a visitor's information, location, and person they will be visiting in the building or District Office. The machine takes a photo and prints a visitor's ID badge eliminating the manual sign-in and meeting the requirement that all visitors wear a badge. In the future the technology will catalog visitor information to streamline the sign-in process. Below, CSD technology Project Coordinator John Luke Menke demonstrates the "LobbyGuard" system.