Parents and Visitors
Coming to Visit?
All visitors including parents must check into the front office prior to going to any classrooms or any area on campus. You should bring an official photo ID with you, like your driver’s license, Florida’s official state identification card, or a passport.
Broward County Public Schools has installed a District-wide customized security solution, named STAR (Security Tracking And Response), to protect students on school campuses and comply with the Jessica Lunsford Act. The Act, which took effect in September of 2005, established safeguards to prevent sexual offenders or predators from having access to Florida public school district campuses. The District will be able to document and track all visitors as they enter and exist school sites, using FAST-PASS technology, created by SISCO and installed by Johnson Controls. The system offers high-speed security checks against local, state and national sex offender databases and against state and local law enforcement files. The systems can also be used for authorizing student pick-ups and monitoring daily, weekly and monthly visitor logs. The STAR System will also streamline the District’s volunteer program through an online application process and tabulation of volunteer service hours. The volunteer/mentor program is available online at ( getinvolvedineducation.com). One of the unique features of the STAR System is its network connectivity. The system an serve as a District-wide messaging center, providing schools information such as Amber Alerts, hurricane warnings, lockdowns or other emergency communications in real-time.
BE A STAR VOLUNTEER IN THREE EASY STEPS!
1. Apply online today!
Complete a volunteer application onlne at:
2. Check status of your application:
Wait one week and contact your preferred school to assure that your volunteer application is now approved.
3. Get your volunteer badge:
When your volunteer application is approved, visit the preferred school with your official identification. The school will check your ID, take your photograph and issue a volunteer badge for the school year.