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SAD 41 to offer child identification program

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 42, October 15, 2003

MILO SAD 41 is going ahead with offering a child identification program to all students in the district.

Fingerprinting, videotaping and more is included in the free program, termed CHIPs, sponsored by Maine's Masonic Lodges.

According to Jef Hamlin, board chairman, the SAD 41 board voted unanimously in support of the program.

Hamlin said a date has not been set yet, but the program will be offered at Brownville Elementary school sometime in early ovember. He said law enforcement will be present to fingerprint tudents, and he said volunteers are needed. Police who would like to volunteer for the project can call he SAD 41 district office at 943-7317 or call Hamlin at 965-8781.

"Our goal is to do the entire school system, K-12," Hamlin said.

Parental consent forms will be sent home, he added, as soon as a date has been set. Hamlin noted that once completed, each child will receive all the original materials including the fingerprints and videotaping and nothing beyond the permission forms will be retained by the Masons or the school district.

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