High tech solution offers new way to track whether students make it to school
POSTED: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 11:34am
NBC NEWS — It just got harder for elementary school students in a city in northeastern Brazil to cut class.
Education officials say 25-thousand students in Bahia have started wearing uniform shirts that are embedded with locator chips.
The chips are similar to those used to track pets. They are placed underneath the school's logo or on one of the sleeves. As students enter school, a monitor registers their arrival.
A text message is sent to parents to tell them their child is in class. The system also registers when a student leaves.
Parents whose students have a history of cutting class say they appreciate the idea.
The students may have another opinion, though.