The New Canaan Public School District in Connecticut is in planning to participate in a “technology experiment,” which would utilize RFID technology to track students, staff and school property, according to local news report.
Pending approval by the National Science Foundation to conduct the research, a pilot program will be installed at the New Canaan High School, where the district would examine whether the technology is suitable for the campus environment. The plan would involve placing RFID strips on student and staff ID cards and also on school property items, such as laptops and computers, to better enhance school safety and increase efficiency.
This technology would enable school officials to monitor who is on school premises and remove individuals not approved to be there. Also, administration could use the technology to track students’ location and ensure they are safe during an emergency situation, such as a fire or school-wide evacuation.
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