School’s parents give backing

THE parents of the Alstonville High School community have thrown their support behind a plan to introduce a biometric fingerprint scan for senior students’ roll-call.

The Northern Star reported this week that the school would begin trialling the system with Year 10 students this year, who are going on to Year 11 in 2010.

The school’s Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) said it had been fully consulted.

“(We) fully supported the school’s decision to introduce the biometric finger print scanning method for attendance verification for senior students,” P&C president Polly Floyd said in a statement.

“The school has widely consulted with both the parents and the P&C.

“Parents were given the opportunity to raise any concerns and asked to discuss the matter if they wished. The school has received no negative feedback to the best of our knowledge,” she said.

“No family will be forced to have their child’s print scanned if that is their wish.”


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