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School May Install 'Trash-Cams' in Cafeteria to Watch What Students Throw Away

| by Michael Allen

In Tavares, Florida, Lake County School Board officials may start attaching cameras to school cafeteria trash cans to watch what students are throwing away.

The 'trash-cam' proposal came after school officials found that students tossed $75,000 worth of vegetables in the garbage, last year, reports ClickOrlando.com.

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School Board member Todd Howard told ClickOrlando.com: "It's a big issue, and it's very hard to get our hands around it. They have to take [the vegetable], and then it ends up in the trash can, and that's a waste of taxpayer money.  It's also not giving students the nutrition that they need."

No decisions have been made on the trash-cams, but school officials say they wouldn't record students faces, just what they're throwing away.