SBCISD to utilize fingerprint tech

August 12, 2018

SAN BENITO — The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District is taking another step in high tech.

Beginning this school year, hourly paid employees in the district will start clocking into work with a fingerprint. The district is hoping to have its biometric finger-scanning software up and running on every campus and worksite by October.

The school board has approved the purchase of identiMetrics for $179,413.

According to identiMetrics’ website, this biometric scanning technology “is the easiest way to identify students and staff in any Kindergarten through 12th grade situation when accuracy, accountability and security are critical.”

Superintendent Nate Carman said this biometric finger-scanning technology “should be quicker, much more efficient and will verify that the correct person is clocking in.”

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