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California district trials school bus biometrics system

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Officials from the Desert Sands Unified School District in California have trialed equipment developed by Global Biometrics Security that would scan students’ fingerprints on school buses. But the district has stopped short of implementation of new biometric programs citing a lack of funds, according to a My Desert article.

Rick Majors, director of transportation for the school district acknowledged the district liked the concept behind the system and the trial had piqued interest in using the technology.

The system that was trialed saw students checked on and off the bus via their fingerprints as a way to track where students were through both keeping a record of it, but also through alerting drivers if students were getting off at incorrect stops or getting on the wrong bus altogether.

Additionally, plans were drawn to have each student’s medical history attached to the fingerprint data so that it was readily available in case of an emergency.

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