Central Ohio school districts find ways to screen out undesirables

Monday, August 19, 2013

Before they get past the front desk, visitors to Dublin schools will be required to swipe their driver’s licenses through a machine that searches for their information in a national database of sex offenders.

Hits will be handled case by case, a district spokesman said.

The technology, which cost the district $34,000 and also prints visitor badges, is rarely used in central Ohio schools but is an example of new efforts to monitor who has access to students.

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