The Greenville school system will be switching to electronic badges for high school and middle school students.
Superintendent Dr. Harvey Franklin Sr. tells the Delta Democrat Times (http://bit.ly/xbqNjs) that the new electronic badges will allow students' entrance into school, on the bus, in the library, to eat lunch and attend school functions or school-related events.
Badges have been used by students and district employees for at least two years.
Franklin says students will no longer be turned away if they are not in uniform or don't have their IDs.
He says students will be given a billed document for $5 that will be charged to their student account, like a fine that must be paid and cleared.
He says parents have been notified about the change.
Information from: Delta Democrat Times, http://www.ddtonline.com
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