Erie Community Unit School District #1 is about to implement biometric lunch card identification equipment to protect your son or daughter from identity fraud. This new form of identification uses the finger and its image to uniquely identify. The system measures many aspects of the finger to do this. The system does not store the fingerprint image. This form of identification is called Biometrics, which translated means measurements of human characteristics. This is not fingerprinting.
The system is one directional. The finger is enrolled and our system takes a variable amount of measurements based on the style of the fingerprint and places these in storage by creating a numeric that represents these measurements. There is no way to reverse the process and be able to recreate a finger print from this information. Without the finger being placed on the reader, we have no knowledge of style of fingerprint or how many measurements went into the matching process to create this unique numeric.
Parents can opt out by contacting Ella Bright 309-659-2239 and press 6
You will no longer have to purchase lost lunch cards.
Dates of deployment:
Middle School: May 2014
High School: September 2014
Staff: April 2014