SAN ANTONIO - A state senator from Wichita Falls has filed a bill to prohibit schools from tracking students using radio frequency identification technology, or RFID.
State Senator Craig Estes' bill would ban the use of RFID in public schools, which some families call an intrusion on their privacy and religious freedom.
Last week a judge refused to grant an injunction to the family of Andrea Hernandez, a Northside School District student who is opposed to wearing an RFID tracking badge.
The Hernandez family has now filed an appeal. Under the current decision, if Andrea does not wear an ID badge she will have to go to another school.
The district has offered to take the tracking chip out of the badge, but the family still refuses to have Andrea wear it.