Mississippi Moves Forward with Daycare Scanners

Mississippi Moves Forward with Daycare Scanners

After more than a year of controversy, the Mississippi Department of Human Services is moving ahead with child care finger scanners.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - After more than a year of controversy, the Mississippi Department of Human Services is moving ahead with child care finger scanners.

Parents will now be required to use a finger scanner to sign children in and out of federally-funded child care. The scanners will be required starting October 1st.

By then, parents and other caregivers will have to visit county Department of Human Services offices to have their fingers scanned, or lose their funding.

DHS officials say the program will save money and push parents to visit pre-schools more often, but opponents say the scanners are intrusive.

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