Letter from Superintendent Grimshaw Regarding New Electronic Identification System

August 2018

Dear Canajoharie community,

Student safety continues to be a priority in our district.

To enhance safety in Canajoharie schools, we installed a new electronic identification system and additional security cameras. The new equipment will be operational on Sept. 5 to coincide with the first day of school.

The use of the new Raptor visitor identification system, which will be in each of our school buildings, was made possible by a $50,000 grant from Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara.

The Raptor system is similar to those found in hospitals. It requires visitors to the school to present a photo ID that is then swiped and checked against law enforcement registries, such as the New York State Sex Offender Registry. Once approved to enter the school, each visitor will receive a school identification badge.

Our school buildings and classrooms are ready for students to return on September 5th. The teachers, school staff, and I look forward to greeting our students and beginning a fantastic year of learning.

Kind regards,
Deborah P. Grimshaw
Superintendent of Schools