- 60% of Palm Beach County, Fla., principals responding to a district survey indicated that they would like to see biometric technology in schools to help with records and transactions.
- The district will seek to begin a pilot program on school buses as a result.
- Palm Beach previously tried out a fingerprint-scanning pilot program in its cafeterias, but the test was abandoned due to a low number of parents opting in.
From the article:
In response to an anonymous survey of Palm Beach County principals, the 171,000-student district is considering implementing fingerprint scans, or biometrics, for student bus riders, lunch purchases, and other uses, according to school officials.
In the survey, commissioned by the district's support operations staff, 60 percent of Palm Beach principals said they would like to see biometrics in schools to help take attendance, borrow materials from the library, or make cafeteria purchases. ...