Wyoming’s Natrona County School District has announced that they will be installing biometric systems in the cafeterias of all their junior high and high schools to improve the lunch accounts system, according to a Casper Journal article.
The system, which uses a student’s fingerprint to identify and debit the student’s account for lunch purchases, will be implemented April 1st.
Upon seeing the notification about the system, many parents expressed concern over the safety of the data being held and whether or not their child’s privacy rights are being breached. However, the information sent out to parents insists that the image of a fingerprint is never stored, but rather a number that matches key points on the individual’s fingerprint.
Additionally, parents have the ability for their child to opt out of the program by filling out the necessary paperwork.
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