On Campus Tracking
June 3, 2012
Some schools are using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips to monitor students on campus. District officials laud increases in attendance. Students might also be happy about shorter lunch lines. School leaders must weigh the probable increases in efficiency and attendance brought by the use of RFID chips against the privacy and safety issues that might arise.
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McGraw HIll technical report on privacy concerns see page 13 under RFID: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-assessment/rfi-response/mcgraw-hill-ed-rfi-1-17-11submission.pdf.
School law varies by state and jurisdiction and continues to change. If you need legal assistance, contact an attorney in your state.
Andrea M. Cascia, J.D.
M.A. Educational Technology
California Attorney at Law