Easton, PA -- Feb. 6, 2019
Easton Area Schools Assistant Superintendent Alyssa Emili confirmed Monday that Easton Area High School students have been using ScholarChip™ smart ID cards since early last fall. Student use the cards at the entrance of the school to scan in and out every day.
The system, referred to Large Group or Building Attendance, utilizes a kiosk to automates a time-consuming homeroom process for a fast, accurate, and efficient method to capture who is on campus and who has left. The system greatly increases student accountability.
Next month, automated attendance will launch at the Easton Area Middle School and in a few weeks the district will implement Visitor Management using ScholarChip kiosks. Eventually students will use ScholarChip's automated bus attendance solution to confirm the location and time students enter the bus as well as when and where they depart.
Still under consideration at the district is Automated Classroom Attendance. For this solution, students would use their ID badge to tap on a reader near the door of the classroom or on the teacher's desk to record their presence and the time they entered the classroom.
Several articles have been published on the Lehighvalleylive.com website with links to school board meeting videos and the cost to the district for the solutions.