05-08-2016, 09:52 AM
Or you could make school lunches an even dollar amount, and have the kids carry cash. I realize kids aren't very good about keeping track of their ID cards, cash, or any number of other things. That's why the "lunch experience" used to be a subtle teaching tool. Did you forget your lunch money? Maybe the first time or two, a parent rushed you your lunch, or a teacher of friend loaned you money (remember when a teacher could quietly do that and it didn't become a huge thing?). After it became more of a habit, though, you were going to go hungry a couple of times. The same went for your brown bag/lunchbox lunch.
Guess what happens when you're an adult, go to work, and lunch break comes around? You have to have remembered to have money in some form or another, or remembered your lunch from home. Of course, we're headed that way with the biometrics anyhow. Thumb, phone, Apple pay, wtfe, MAGIC!
As to fraud not being rampant, all a bully has to do is stand next to someone and have them push their thumb onto the pad. It doesn't stop it from happening. You could also just wait for the kid to get their lunch, then steal the food.