Gull Lake has been issuing student ID cards for many years, but the school has yet to make use of them. All they are good for is getting students into movies with a discount and having a free drink at Qdoba. The only time the ID cards are actually used for school related events are during school dances, and sometimes they’re not even checked there. With only two dances per year for the underclassmen, and three for juniors and seniors, that’s not much.
What is the point of Gull Lake issuing student ID cards when we rarely use them?
For years we heard rumors about new uses for the cards. At one point we understood that we would be using them to scan during lunch to purchase food instead of typing in the 6 digit student number. This has not happened.
When the ID card is used, it has nothing to do with Gull Lake school in any way. We could get into the movies for reduced rates–like the Rave for $2.50 less–and now the Rave isn’t even open any more.
The Gull Lake school system should use the student ID cards every day. At Loy Norrix high school the students are required to have their student ID at all times, and if they don’t have them they are issued a detention. We’re not saying that Gull Lake needs to get that strict, but the school should find some uses for them. It could be used to enhance the safety of the students and faculty here at Gull Lake; every student should be required to wear their student ID, or at least have them. After the tragic events in other parts of the country, this seems the right thing to do. Faculty could check the ID when necessary to make sure everyone is where they are supposed to be.
We need a safer school. Why no use ID cards the way they were meant to be used–to identify who belongs, and keep out who doesn’t.