Student ID Cards

The McIninch Library at Central High School takes photographs for and prints the Identification Cards that students can use for lunch, for getting into Central events, for proving their age, etc. Every student coming in as a Freshman at the beginning of the year, or transferring in during the school year, is entitled to one free ID card.  After that, per District policy, there is a replacement fee for lost ID cards.

On average, the Library at Central High School produces a total of over 1,000 student ID cards per year.  After the Freshmen and transfer student IDs are done at the beginning of the year, typically the library prints between three and five replacements cards every school day.

From the 2015-2016 Manchester School District High School Student/Parent Handbook, page 16 states:

Identification Cards:
“Student Identification cards will be issued to all students. Students are required to keep them in their possession at all times. They will be presented for admission to various student activities and for borrowing books from the library. Replacement of lost cards will be made upon payment of a $10.00 processing fee. They are also to be presented to teachers and administrators upon request. Refusal to provide name or ID card on demand by a faculty member will result in automatic suspension from school.”


At Central High School, students may still check out books even if they do not have a Central Student ID Card with them.  The new Destiny Library Manager by Follett Software is linked to the Aspen Student Information System, also by Follett Software.  With this partnership, the student's photograph is shown when he or she is checking out books.  This authenticates the student so the use of the ID card is optional.  

Also, at Central High School, past practice has been that if a student receives Free or Reduced lunch, then the cost for the first replacement card, for each school year, is $5 instead of $10.  Subsequent replacement cards would be $10.