Paper tardy slips are becoming a thing of the past for one local school. Lexington High School has now gone digital. The idea behind it is to make the school run efficiently and hold kids accountable for their actions.
It takes a beep and a click then your student is on their way to class. The PlascoTrac is a speedy electronic tool Lexington High School uses to keep track of student tardies.
"The computer would know how many tardies you have, how many truancies you have and it'll print that off and let the administration know," Kyle Ericson, Lexington High School's technical coordinator said.
Before this program, when students arrived tardy they would have to wait in line while every late pass was hand written out.
"It was all paper and pencil when students came in we wrote their name down, we wrote in a book, then we recorded it," said Audrey Racek, Lexington's assistant principal. "Then you gave them a pass. So then you were doing four different things, and in the mean time it made the students later and later to class."
This program also has many other uses.
"Along with our PlascoTrac, there's a handheld device," Racek said. "So at school functions we can use that to scan their I.D. also."
PlascoTrac launched about one month ago at the school and so far, everything is working great.