SAN ANTONIO - The family of a 15-year-old student fighting the use of tracking badges in her San Antonio high school is asking a federal court to keep her on campus. The Northside ISD student who refuses to wear the new RFID badge will head to court Monday.
Sophomore Andrea Hernandez refuses to wear the tracking badge because of religious objections.
The Northside School District wanted to expel Hernandez from John Jay High School for not following the new policy, but a judge granted her a temporary restraining order so she could stay in school.
Now a federal court will hear her case.
The Northside school district equipped 4,200 students this fall with mandatory ID badges containing tracking chips. Administrators say locating students via computers will improve safety and boost attendance records that are used to calculate how much state funding a district receives.
Northside ISD is the fourth-largest school district in Texas.