A Florida School District is Taking Attendance by Scanning Students’ Fingers

(POP SCI)   Roll call is going high-tech in Washington County, Fla. Rather than the usual name calling and response, students are now checking into class with finger scanning devices. And to keep better track of students from the minute they come under district supervision until they are delivered safely home again, the scanners are now moving from the school building to the school bus.

The systems have been active inside Washington County schools for roughly two months, but since most of the students in the district ride the bus anyhow, officials have decided the best place for the scanners is on the buses themselves. In the next week, a handful of buses will get the scanners. If the system proves worthwhile, all buses will have them by semester’s end.

At $30 per student per year, the system isn’t necessarily cheap. But considering the uptick in attendance (which means more money from the state in many districts) and the inherent increase in accountability and student safety, it may well be worth the cost. And naturally, parents who don’t want their children fingerprinted coming to and from school for whatever reason can opt to have their kids check in with their teachers in a more analog fashion.

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-10/florida-school-district-taking-attendance-scanning-students-fingers

7 Responses to A Florida School District is Taking Attendance by Scanning Students’ Fingers

  • The students should give them the finger alright, as in, “Scan this, motherfucker!”

  • Bet the finger prints all get passed on to the DHS, TSA, po-lice, CIA, FBI, IDF, Mossad, MI5, ….

  • My childs school required the taking of fingerprints 3 years ago. They took his fingerprints without parental choice. The reason, to be able to identify pupils at lunch times. To control payments for food etc. West Derby school in Liverpool uk

  • I WOULDN’T ALLOW THIS IF MY CHILDREN WERE IN THAT DISTRICT… REAL BS… I’M WITH BIO’B.. I’M POSITIVE EVERY AGENCY IN THE WORLD HAS THESE STUDENTS (AND THE ASSOCIATED PARENTS) INFO..

  • Next comes DNA sampling at the Bathroom! I would not allow this of my child. Read the book “Illuminati- The Cult That Hijacked The World” It explains everything that has happened and what is going to happen. It was eye opening.

  • This is way beyond the pale, how can this be legal? This is very close to the RFID chipped world that is likely to create a Manchurian pre-schooler, so this is one step closer!

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