Galion City Schools finding new ways to keep campus safe and open

July 21, 2020

As schools around Ohio begin to reopen for the 2020-2021 school year, the Galion City Schools continue to find new ways to be proactive with technology to benefit students, families, and the Galion community.

The district has partnered with Ohio-based Visitu to implement a new software platform that will assist school leaders with visitor, student, and emergency management functions, which are critical to keeping Galion students and staff safe.

“Safety and the well being of our students and staff are always at the forefront of our plans,” Galion Technology Director Ronnie Rinehart said. “This management system will not only provide some new security measures but also help us become more efficient within many areas of the schools.”

Students will be issued identification badges which will, among other things, allow for touchless scanning during lunchtimes. The software will also give the district the capability to register visitors to each building, print visitor identification badges with photo ID and information, and set up virtual waiting rooms where families can wait in their vehicles before meeting with staff members.

“Our technology staff did a fantastic job researching different solutions to help us keep our buildings and campus more safe and secure,” Superintendent Jennifer Allerding said. “This is another example of the many positive ways we are continuing to look for new avenues to innovate the educational experience for Galion students and their families.”

Additional information about Visitu and its implementation in the Galion City Schools will be available soon on the district’s website,

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