Spokane Public Schools in Washington is rolling out a pilot program that would replace lunch cards with fingerprints. The idea is to make the lunch line move faster.
“Kids don’t have to remember their ID card. There can be issues when somebody borrows somebody else’s card,” said a school spokesperson.
The image of the finger isn’t saved but instead just the measurements. That way when a child comes through the lunch line he places his finger on a machine which identifies the student, his lunch account and calculates how much money is in the account.
The program is secure and there are several safeguards in place, the spokesperson added. “All of our programs are password protected and the image is not saved on the computer.”
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