Easton, PA -- February 6, 2019
Easton Area High School students have been using ScholarChip™ smart ID cards since the beginning of school in August. Student use the cards at the entrance of the school to scan in and out every day according to Assistant Superintendent Alyssa Emili.
Using a mobile kiosk, the Large Group or Building Attendance system automates a time-consuming process usually found in homeroom. Students simply tap their ID at the kiosk as they enter the building triggering an accurate and efficient way to check themselves in. The system greatly increases student accountability and provides administrators with a real-time view of who has checked into campus.
Automated attendance will launch next month at Easton Area Middle School. Students will not scan in at the elementary school level. Emili noted that in a few weeks the district will implement Visitor Management and future plans call for students to use ScholarChip's automated bus attendance solution to confirm the location and time students load or unload from the schp-bus-brg.pdfbus route.
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.