NEW POLICY: Mandatory Student ID Use Vote Set For Palm Beach County School Board

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Policy To Be Approved At Next Palm Beach County School Board Meeting. Parents To Be Charged For Replacements, Unless Homeless.

ID Cards Will Include Phone Number For Suicide Prevention. Parental Permission Not Required.



BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — All Palm Beach County public schools students, including kindergartners, are on the cusp of being required to wear identification at all times. Students will be entitled to one replacement ID card. Additional cards may require families to pay. Students who are homeless are exempt from the charging policy.

The mandatory ID card policy formalizes what has been a patchwork quilt of rules and regulations through the Palm Beach County School District for several years. Some schools required IDs some of the time, others did not. While many middle and high schools required ID badges to be worn for several years, most elementary schools did not. That will change under the new policy. Every student at every Palm Beach School District school — regardless of age or grade — will be required to wear the ID.

The cards will include basic student information as well as the telephone number for the National Suicide Prevention hotline. We are publishing the entire policy below. Here is one highlight:

“badges may display the student’s current school, name/preferred name as reflected in the SIS System, photo and School District issued student number. Notwithstanding Board Policy 5.50, parental consent is not required to display the above-referenced directory information on the student’s ID badge. Pursuant to Section 1008.386, Fla. Stat, The National Suicide Prevention Hotline must be printed, or on an affixed label, on the back of the ID badge.”

Read the complete identification policy, below. The School Board is expected to approve the policy during its September 7th meeting .



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