From the Sun Sentinel, South Florida: "Pine Crest Elementary is testing scanners [on school children] that eventually could be used in all Seminole schools
"Let's see how the parents and community respond to it," said John Tracy, who is in charge of technology for Seminole County Public Schools.
Only a handful of parents refused to let their children take part in the experiment at Pine Crest Elementary, the first use of the scanners in Central Florida schools. The school is testing a system produced by Educational Biometric Technology, a Minnesota firm that hopes to move heavily into the schools."
The board is expected to review test results in June and decide whether to expand the program. The $100,000 startup cost could be a snag.
ACLU have had this to say about biometrics in schools.
Parents in Taunton, Massachusetts, had biometric technology withdrawn from schools, at a cost of $40,000+ , when an open debate was had with the school committee regarding parental consent and informed use of the technology with children.