Register Now for Informational Session; Enrollment Opens May 1

Ensuring student safety is multi-faceted, but one way to provide another layer of security, and manage risk, is to vet more of the people that enter school buildings and campuses.

Safe School ID Check (SSID) adds an extra layer of security by providing schools the tools and the power to fully vet and manage every vendor employee who enters their schools — at no additional cost to the district.

SSID is a jointly Sponsored Program by IASA and the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools.

Three informational sessions with our security partner have been scheduled for May 9, May 14 and May 23. The format will be a Zoom meeting to allow for increased interaction and questions.

Enrollment for school districts in Safe School ID Check opens May 1. Be on the lookout for an email from IASA on May 1 with the registration link.

Why Important?

In Illinois, thousands of vendor employees enter schools annually. While there are background check systems in place for school parents, guests and district employees, there is no comprehensive system available to school districts to vet and manage their school vendor employees.

Three Informational Sessions Scheduled

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May 9 at 10:30 a.m.


May 14 at 10 a.m.


May 23 at 2 p.m. 

Beginning May 1, school districts can opt into SSID through a Board resolution and registering online. Notices can then be sent to all vendors. IASA will share a Board resolution template and a draft letter for vendors to streamline the process and make it easier on schools.

Beginning June 1, vendors will be able to access the SSID portal to register and upload employee documents for background verification. The results of the verification process would be available to both the district and the vendor for each employee that is background verified and is in service to the district.


Verified employees will receive a hard copy and digital verification SSID badge containing a QR Code, if approved through the SSID portal. SSID performs extensive background checks on each employee registered. There will be quarterly, automated re-verification for frequent vendor employees and annual automated re-verifications for infrequent vendor employees.

Districts will retain final control of who they allow on school premises. Once a vendor employee receives an SSID badge it would be usable at other participating districts, and the subsequent employee would not have to be re-verified for each district within the given timeframe.  

There is a fee for this service and the vendor would be responsible for the fee. An early adopter period will run from June 1 through September 30 for vendors to process their employees at $99/badge, beginning in October the regular price of $129/badge would be in place. SSID badges are individually issued and cannot be shared amongst vendor employees.