How is one school district ensuring kids don’t get lost?

Answer: RFID chips

by News Staff / July 21, 2014

The Chattooga County School District in Georgia signed a five-year contract with StudentConnect, makers of an RFID tracking and alert technology. The chips will be used as part of a voluntary program wherein parents can track their children coming to and leaving from school.

By wearing RFID-enabled badges, children’s parents will receive text notifications when the bus is five minutes from arrival, when the students depart the bus, if the child got off at the wrong bus stop, or if they forgot to get off. StudentConnect provided the technology to the district for free and makes money by pushing advertisements to parents’ phones.