BCPS 1 Card Information


Baltimore County Public Schools Department of School Safety and Security August 2014

                                      BCPS One-card Identification System


                                     for Students and Parents


Blueprint 2.0: Our Way Forward

Goal 2: SAFETY AND SECURITY – Safe and secure teaching, learning, and working environments

Every school and office will be safe and secure, promote individual well-being, and provide positive, respectful, and caring environments for teaching, learning, and working.

A. Develop and implement a comprehensive systemwide framework for safe schools and offices.


Key Action:

3. Employ systemwide use of cameras, access control systems, and

one-card staff and student identification systems to enhance security.



The BCPS Department of School Safety and Security planned and developed a system for implementation of a One-card staff and student identification system during the 2013-2014 school year. Implementation began in the spring of 2014 with the distribution of One-card badges to all BCPS employees. This implementation will continue during the 2014-2015 school year with all students receiving their One-card badges. While all students in Grades 1-12 will receive a One-card during the first week of school, the level of implementation will be phased in for other functions of the One-card.

• Identifying students

• Checking out library and media materials

• Documenting daily and classroom (secondary) attendance

• Riding buses

• Accessing interior doors or auxiliary buildings or trailers