School district scanned kids’ eyes without parents’ consent

The newspaper’s review of email records indicates the school district’s superintendent, John Stewart, was unaware of the program’s existence until it was too late. Ann Marshall, a safe schools specialist assigned to the superintendent’s office, promoted the program to several school principals, telling one the district would be able to track students “with a blink of the eye” using the new technology.

Marshall did not respond to one principal’s question about whether the district would be contacting parents about the program.

“It was almost a comedy of errors,” Wes Bridges, the school board’s attorney, told The Ledger.