In an effort to prove to the federal government that the district is actually serving the number of students that it claims to feed, the Hazleton Area school district in Pennsylvania has selected biometrics technology from IdentiMetrics.
All students in the district have eaten free lunches and breakfasts since 2015 when the federal government implemented a program aimed at reducing hunger. Board President Jared O’Donnell explained that fingerprint records will be able to prove to the federal government that the district is actually serving the number of students that it claims to feed and will allow students to buy extra food on their accounts.
IdentiMetrics has been helping schools implement its fingerprint recognition technology since 2002. According to a report in Standard Speaker, the school board agreed to pay $8,887 for the solution.
The fingerprint readers will allow students to speed through cafeteria lines faster than showing ID cards or reciting account numbers to cafeteria workers. They also prevent fraudulent access to another student’s account.