The New Canaan, Connecticut Board of Education has begun talks with SecureRF Corporation to hire SecureRF to provide the town’s schools with a monitoring system called a Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) system. Students would carry RFID tags, which would use radio waves to allow monitors to see when students pass designated points where the tags are registered. SecureRF introduced the idea at August’s Board meeting. SecureRF is applying for a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund the system, which would be a pilot program for larger deployment to occur later. Student participation in the program would be voluntary. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Steven Swerdlick said that the Board is considering the privacy implications, explaining that the Board would have to be “thoroughly satisfied that there is no negative impact on privacy and safety” before making any final decision about RFID deployment.