New Vermilion Parish Superintendent Tommy Byler (left) checks his temperature by placing his wrist in front of a sensor before entering the school board meeting room. Maintenance Supervisor Kerry Richard points to another sensor where Byler could place his forehead to check his temperature. Each school will have a “SafeCheck” like this one at the front of their school. Every student and staff will have to walk through it before going into the school building.
At Monday night’s Vermilion Parish School Board meeting, board members had to walk through what looked like a metal detector before entering the meeting room. It was a detector, but it was not looking for metal, it was reading the body temperature of all of the board members.
Because of COVID-19, the school district purchased at least 20 “SafeCheck” systems, which screens individuals as young as three years old.