student biometrics

Iritrans System Aims to Automate Schoolbus Head Counts

Iritrans System Aims to Automate Schoolbus Head Counts

Following the tragic death of a special needs student who died after being left unattended for hours on a school bus in California, the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency, JPA is starting a pilot project that will see biometric technology used to automatically identify students using a special needs bus. The project will rely on…

Education Month: The Roundup

Education Month: The Roundup

August is quickly coming to a close and with it goes Education Month at FindBiometrics, a four week event in which we placed a special focus on biometrics in schools. In our featured articles section we examined the overall education sector based on recent news, delved into the controversy that can plague implementations of student…

Ohio School District Pilots Biometric Meal Access

Ohio School District Pilots Biometric Meal Access

Schools in Westerville, Ohio, are piloting a biometric payment system for their cafeterias. At a cost of $3,731, three schools in Westerville City School District – which itself is comprised of 24 sites including 21 schools – are currently testing out fingerprint scanning devices at their cafeteria POS terminals. The biometric terminals are essentially replacing the function of students ID…