Mesa Vista High School, Ojo Caliente, N.M., is considering issuing student ID cards that will help track a student’s food use and payments and get them used to IDs that are already popular at neighboring colleges.
“The purpose of student IDs is to track food and that students are paying their payments. We will need them in the future because we are working with University of New Mexico-Taos and Northern New Mexico University, and they require a student ID to attend,” Principal Kurt Fisk said.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks would be cost. Providing IDs “are expensive, usually around $1,000-$1,500 just for one school,” Superintendent Tracie Phillips said.
One option is for the students to pay for the cards. For example, other high schools and most colleges make students pay a fee for the IDs.
“If we had grant money from somewhere we could probably purchase them with no cost to the students,” added Phillips.
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