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The Fruitvale School District partners with local enforcement to update safety plan

Posted at 12:01 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 12:34:05-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Students in the Fruitvale School District returned to school with an updated safety plan that included local law enforcement, district administrators, staff, and parent groups' input.

A growing concern for the school year is school safety. Fruitvale Junior High School's safety plan outlines procedures on hate crime reporting, aircraft crash, animal disturbances, as well as if the school was to receive a threat.

The Fruitvale School District introduced for the first-year, the Raptor Visitor Management System which requires all visitors including parents to scan a state identification card into the system.

The system then prints out a sticker with their name, birth date, the location of which the visitor is going to on-campus, a photo and marks a notification if the visitor is a registered sex offender.

The comprehensive school safety plan is implemented at all schools within the Fruitvale School District, and parents can request a copy of the plan at their child's school.