• Safe School ID Check

    Ensuring student safety is multi-faceted, but one way to provide another layer of security, and manage risk, is to vet more of the people that enter school buildings and campuses.

    Enrollment for schools is now open for Safe School ID, a new jointly sponsored program by IASA and IARSS that provides the tools and the power to fully vet and manage every vendor employee who enters a school — at no additional cost to the district.

    SSID conducts background checks on all vendor employees, providing your district another tool in liability and risk management. The vendor management system is also designed to streamline access control by managing vendor entries with a sophisticated system that registers, verifies, and tracks all visitors.

    Three informational sessions with our security partner have been scheduled for May 9, May 14 and May 23. The format will be a Zoom meeting to allow for increased interaction. Register today to get your questions answered.

    How it Works

    Beginning May 1, school districts can opt into SSID through a Board resolution and registering online. Notices can then be sent to all vendors. IASA will share a Board resolution template and a draft letter for vendors to streamline the process and make it easier on schools. Examples are provided below.

    Beginning June 1, vendors will be able to access the SSID portal to register and upload employee documents for background verification. The results of the verification process would be available to both the district and the vendor for each employee that is background verified and is in service to the district.

    If approved, verified employees will receive a personalized QR code validation badge that can be downloaded into iOS or Android wallet and/or accessed online via smartphone. Printed and laminated badges can be purchased by the vendor through a third party vendor at an additional cost. SSID performs extensive background checks on each employee registered. There will be quarterly, automated re-verification for frequent vendor employees and annual automated re-verifications for infrequent vendor employees.

    Districts will retain final control of who they allow on school premises. Once a vendor employee receives an SSID badge it would be usable at other participating districts, and the subsequent employee would not have to be re-verified for each district within the given timeframe.  

    Vendors Save With Early Bird Registration

    There is a fee for this service and the vendor would be responsible for the fee. An early adopter period will run from June 1 through September 30 for vendors to process their employees at $99/badge, beginning in October the regular price of $129/badge would be in place. SSID badges are individually issued and cannot be shared among vendor employees.

     

    Board Resolution Template                                  Sign Up for SafeSchoolID.net                              Template Letter for Vendors

    Watch Recording of May 9 Informational Session (password protected)