By Yuenyee Leung Section 6 Schools use an RFID chip to track the location of students. RFID is basically a wireless radio and electromagnetic identifying tag. This picture shows a tire with a RFID tag and it can be read when scan. http://www.liveviewgps.com/blog/schoolmentally-disabled-children-gps-technologytrack-students/ The link above is about a principal who approves of tracking device for her mentally disabled students. She believes in exploring the environment to a certain limit. Safety and health are most important. Looking at a Tracking Device on the Computer Students are not tracked 24/7, there are usually checked if they are absent in a class. Students should not feel they do not have any privacy because it is only used for safety measures in school. A federal judge in Texas stated the tracking device does not violate student’s rights of freedom of religion. The ruling encourage the student to transfer to a class without a tracking device, but encourage wearing the tracking ID. The tracking device helps identify students that are present in school but not in homeroom. Those in school but not in homeroom can be mark present. The increase in attendance allows public schools to receive more funding. Gives students more responsibility; they need to be punctual and can not cut class. Teachers are responsible for students in grade school; therefore, the tracking device eases the worries of missing students. I’m relief that my kids are safe in school now time to cook. In Northside School District of San Antonio, students wear their id cards on a lanyard around their neck. This allows staff to quickly identify students. Above is a picture of a tracking id, the tracking chip is on back of the card. This microchip allows information being transmitted to the reader viewing students’ location. Miller, Joshua. "Student-tracking system at Texas schools prompts privacy concerns." Fox News. N.p., 12 Sept 2012. Web. 12 Nov 2013. <http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/12/texas-school-district-defends-use-studenttracking-mart-id-card/>. "School for Mentally Disabled Children Use GPS Technology to Track its Students - See more at: http://www.liveviewgps.com/blog/school-mentally-disabled-children-gps-technology-track-students/ "Student IDs That Track the Students." The New York Times. N.p., 6 Oct 2012. Web. 12 Nov 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/us/in-texas-schools-use-ids-to-track-students.html?_r=0>. "US school boots student who refused to wear 'Mark of the Beast' tracking device." RT. N.p., 19 Jan 2013. Web. 12 Nov 2013. <http://rt.com/usa/texas-student-booted-tracking-312/>. Vara-Orta, Francisco. "Students will be tracked via chips in IDs." MySA. N.p., 24 May 2012. Web. 12 Nov 2013. <http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/education/article/Students-will-be-tracked-via-chips-in-IDs-3584339.php>.