Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio has implemented a school lunch account program that replaces money and account codes with biometrics, according to a Digital Journal article. The program sees students swiping their finger in a scanner to have their stored fingerprint data connected to their school lunch account recognized and debited for the purchase.
The program is being run by Sodexo, a food service company, whom is hoping that the program proves a success at Elyria and gets picked up across the district. Only the incoming freshman class has been able to enroll so far, but the rest of students are expected to be able to enroll soon.
To date the program has only hit a few bumps and is getting high-marks from the freshman enrolled in the program as being an easier and more relaxing method of purchasing one’s lunch at school.
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