posted on Aug, 31 2010 @ 10:29 PM
Hello all, I think I may have a pretty big issue with the new school district we moved into! I recently went to enroll my children in the local school
district and was taken aback by the amount of personal information they wanted and then even further SHOCKED by some of the "programs" they are
enrolling children in. Now my children are 14, 12 and 7; so we're in High School, Middle School and Elementary School.
I registered my 14 yr old first and they had a "voluntary drug screen" permission slip in with the stack of enrollment papers. Since my son was with
me, I asked him how he felt about this and he said that he had nothing to hide, so we signed it with a yes. Then I ran into a paper (which is what's
bringing up this thread topic) which asked if I wanted my child to participate in a new program that would use his fingerprint "to increase the level
of service and provide more accurate school meal accounts." Of course I hesitated, but again my son was with me and thought it was beast (really
cool) and wanted to do it. So again, we went ahead.
Here's the kicker, you ONLY sign the paper if you DO NOT want your child to participate, which puts many children into the system by default because
alot of parents don't read half of these papers, they just sign them; or not in this case. At this point, two days into the new school year, all
three of my boys are using this system and I only received a full explanation of this program today!!
This paper is telling me that they use the child's fingerprint to not only keep track of his/her Point of Sale, but also to monitor the general
eating habits of of the children by age groups. Of course they reassure the parents that the fingerprint is not stored in any database at any time!
Well that just smells of pig dung if you have a single brain in your head! Really? You don't store the print image, but you do track each childs
point of sale with it, ummm ok?! Then how do you know which child's point of sale you're tracking?
Seriously, the schools have copies of my children's birth certificates, social security numbers, addresses, sexes, dates of birth, immunization
records, races, emergency contacts and now their FINGERPRINTS!!!
I think I'm going to be sick