The Doddridge County Board of Education entered into a partnership with Rank One Computing for a facial recognition program at its November 17 meeting after hearing from Rank One Computing CEO, Scott Swann, a Doddridge County native.
The facial recognition program will provide another layer of safety for Doddridge County students, staff and visitors. It will have the ability to aide staff in allowing access to school buildings for those persons who are known to the system. The system will also help in preventing access to those who should not be allowed on school premises.
Superintendent of Doddridge County Schools, Adam Cheeseman, said that the program will increase safety and security at county facilities. “Student safety is of the utmost concern for our Board,” he said. “We take our responsibility to protect our students very seriously and will use appropriate measures to ensure our students are safe at school.”
The system will use presently existing cameras to identify persons on school campuses and notify staff if it detects faces of individuals who should not be at the school. Known and trusted individuals will be granted entry.