Some School Buses Get Fingerprint Scanners. Would You Want One for Your Kid?

Thanks to technology, there's a new way to check on your children as they hop on and off the school bus. The Desert Sands School district in San Diego, CA, has approved fingerprint scanners for its school buses. This new system, called BOSS, is designed to stop children from getting off at the wrong stop. Each year there are incidents where kids exit the bus only to find themselves lost and miles from home.

Unlike the Zonar system, which is the backpack-based tracker that we told you about in the past, BOSS scans the child’s fingerprints when they enter and exit the bus. So parents can know that their child -- and not just the backpack -- is safely on the bus and gets off at the right spot.

I have to wonder -- is this technology a great way to give parents some peace of mind and keep their kids safe? Or is it a waste of money that would be better spent on new computers or books -- or retraining the drivers to keep better track of the kids?

Would you like your kid's bus to have a fingerprint-scanning tracker? Chime in below!

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