Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia, Calif. is using student IDs and smartphones as a means for students to earn certain privileges.
The program is called Student Scan Identification Card Authorization, or SSSICA. As ABC’s local Visalia affiliate reports, campus administrators greet students by scanning a bar code on the students’ IDs to determine whether they have permission to leave campus for lunch or attend school events such as a football game.
At such events, administrators will employ the same practice of scanning IDs with a smart phone. SSSICA is just the latest effort by the school to combat excessive tardies and keep track of students both on and off campus during lunch.
The app was created last summer by Mt. Whitney’s Assistant Principal Pete Chavez, and launched at the beginning of the school year.