The visitor will hand a state-issued identification card to a Bald Eagle Area staff member, who will scan the ID card through a card reader. The reader will gather necessary information from the license.
The information will then be run through a sexual offender database, and a district-maintained database. If no matches are found, the staff member will print a visitor badge that includes the visitors name, photo, reason for visit and location of visit. The badge is self expiring, meaning that within 12 hours of printing, a red stop sign will bleed through to the front of the badge. This prevents the visitor from keeping their badge and attempting to use it for future visits. If the visitor appears in the sexual offender database, a pop-up message will discretely appear on the computer screen. Staff members have been trained in how to handle this situation.
Upon completion of the visit, the visitor will return to the office to scan the barcode for exit and return their badge to a staff member.