LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Los Angeles Unified School District is pushing a plan to fingerprint some students before they can get their lunches.
Critics say the plan to biometrically identify students could lead to civil rights violations, but the district insists a cashless food system would pose no security or privacy risks.READ MORE: Off-Duty Delta Flight Attendant Becomes Unruly, Forcing Plane From LA To Atlanta To Land In Oklahoma City
Superintendent Ramon Cortines says struggling students who receive free lunches would no longer have to pay with embarrassing tickets. The plan is also designed to save money while speeding up long lines.READ MORE: Oprah Winfrey Delivers Virtual Keynote Address For UCSB's Class Of 2021 Graduates
As the nation’s second-larges district, the LAUSD serves more than 500,000 meals a day.MORE NEWS: Westlake Area Vaccine And Taco-Giveaway Event Organized By CultivaLA And County Supervisor Hilda Solis
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