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The DeSoto Parish School Board recognizes that school safety and security are of extreme importance for all schools.  If a principal chooses to implement a staff identification card program, then the following guidelines shall be followed:


  1. Teachers and school staff members must have a staff identification card showing the employee’s name, department or building location, bar-coded identification number, picture, and position or job title.

  2. Staff identification cards must be worn by the employee and clearly visible at all times (on front of body, either clipped to clothing or worn around neck) below neck and at or above the waist at all times while on School Board property during employee work hours or school activities.  The cards must not be defaced or altered in any way.  Cards altered or defaced shall be replaced.

  3. Staff identification cards shall be provided each year by the DeSoto Parish School Board at no cost.  Lost or misplaced identification cards may be replaced upon request.  Temporary cards will be provided for employees who do not have an identification card.

  4. All visitors shall wear “Visitor” cards while on campus during the school day showing that they are visitors at the school.  Exceptions will be staff who already have staff identification cards from other locations in the parish or when large groups of parents are visiting on campus.

  5. Substitute employees may also obtain “Substitute” identification cards showing that they are substitute employees.


Approved:  December, 2003



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:81

Board minutes, 8-1-96


DeSoto Parish School Board