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Concerns Over ID Rule In Iowa City Schools
IOWA CITY (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Several parents are concerned over new rules in the Iowa City Community School District that require visitors to schools to have identification.
Starting in 2014, the Iowa City Community School District will require all visitors -- including parents -- to show a photo ID before entering any school.
The school district says the Raptor identification system will help protect kids from legal situations they face every day -- for instance, if a divorced parent isn't allowed to pick up a child and shows up at a school anyway.
But, some are concerned that the program, which requires specific types of ID, will limit parents who are immigrants, who work multiple jobs, or who don't have transportation.
They spoke out at the school board meeting Tuesday night."For example, if they call me because my child has an emergency, that would mean that maybe I would have to come to this office and get a permission slip first and then go to his school and get him, and that doesn't seem right," said parent Marcela Hurtado.