Lifetouch technicians set up
ID producing equipment.
Technicians from the Lifetouch photography company scrambled this morning to set up equipment to make identification cards for hundreds of James Logan High School students who lack them, in preparation for the rapidly approaching day when they'll need ID to get on the campus and attend classes.
As part of a push to improve security in the wake of community violence that claimed a student's life in December, the school on March 31 will start requiring students to wear school-issued photo ID to get through guarded gates at four entrances to the campus.
Vice Principal Linda Kingston said in an email that 705 students have not been photographed yet this school year, and so lack the school ID students are already required to carry and present upon demand by school staffers.
Those students will be called out of class on "pink passes" and required to report to the Staff Lounge to have their pictures taken and their new ID cards made on-the-spot. Pictures will be taken and IDs issued today every regular period but fourth and fifth. The process will continue tomorrow for students absent today.