Monday, 28 May 2012
School RFID track
And, well, state funding depends, at least to some extent, on attendance. So Northside Independent School District in San Antonio has decided to insert a little technology into the problem. For it intends to insert RFID chips into the kids’ IDs, so that it will know precisely where little Chet is at all times. RFID Locator Chips Embedded In School Uniforms, students tracked via chips IDs, school RFID track,
The school’s logic appears to be quite simple. These darn kids keep disappearing and that’s costing them money. They need to be counted at the beginning of every sunny day. And you never know what kids are going to get up to anyway.
Twenty thousand students in 25 of Vitoria da Conquista’s 213 public schools started using T-shirts with chips earlier this week.
By 2013, all of the city’s 43,000 public school students, aged 4 to 14, will be using the chip-embedded T-shirts.
The chips, similar to those used to track pets in many countries, are placed underneath each school’s coat-of-arms or on one of the sleeves below a phrase that says: “Education does not transform the world. Education changes people and people transform the world.”
Radio frequency chips in “intelligent uniforms” let a computer know when children enter school and it sends a text message to their cell phones. Parents are also alerted if kids don’t show up 20 minutes after classes begin with the following message: “Your child has still not arrived at school.”