One of the keys to smooth running in a school is getting
students into the building and to their classes in an easy, quick and if
possible, comfortable manner. Add in hallway traffic congestion and social
chattering factors and you quickly be left with traffic jams. The good news is
that the merger of ID card systems and system software can easily reduce hallway, lunchroom
and library clutter.
For example, various process take place in a typical school
on any given day, such as signing for lunch programs and purchasing lunches,
checking out library books, attending schooling events and other annual events,
such as buying year books.
Integrating ID card systems with good ID card software
programs is an optimal way to streamline school-related processes and to ensure
reduced stress and increased student body flow. By issuing student ID cards
laden with embedded mag-stripe encoding or barcodes, students can easily pass
their cards through a scanner when signing up for lunch programs, purchasing food or checking out library books.
Aside from moving along these processes in a more efficient manner, students will potentially appreciate the efficiency of being able to wear their IDs - making it harder to lose, and thus safer with regards to identify theft. Such cards can also be used to issue students lower bus fares, a policy adopted by both private and public schools in Baltimore Country and Baltimore City.