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RE: finger printing


From: Kimberly Herbert (kimberly_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 20:32:59 PST

        It was my understanding that this particular program uses the takes the
fingerprints and runs them through a math program. The resulting numbers
were then used to id students, when they touched a fingerprint scanner in
the lunch line. According to the company the numbers can not be reconfigured
to form a fingerprint the program just uses points not the whole print, and
when the child puts their thumb on the scanner it erases the previous
child's thumbprint from the computer.

Kimberly Herbert (
CAM Administrator
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum

-----Original Message-----
From: Woody Duncan []
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2001 12:50 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: finger printing

I read that some schools are finger printing all students for
the lunch program. A company is supplying everything to
test out their system. Each student puts a thumb on an
electronic pad in the lunch line and the computer automatically
deducts from their account. The computer sends letters home
when accounts run low. Is this 1984 or what ? Some of our
schools have cameras in the halls. We only have one at the
front entrance, next to the metal detectors which we don't use.
Personally I don't really care how much information they
collect, since they can't even keep our attendance computer
sheets correct.
                                                Woody in KC
Post #3 today, 7 more to go.