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New Arkansas Law States Student ID Badge Requirements
When the Arkansas State Legislature passed Bill HB1770 into law, it set a new standard for student identification cards, and with the 2021 school year just weeks away, many school administrators may not realize they have some serious homework to do before they go back to school. In short, the bill, now known as ACT 1069 requires public schools grade 6-12 and all two- and four-year higher education institutions to add the following national hotline information to ID badges to enrolled students:
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What You Need to Do Right Now
Getting the new verbiage added to new ID cards doesn't require a massive overhaul in card printing. In fact, AAMSCO provides two options to help
schools ensure compliance. We can provide preprinted ID cards with the added language already set up on each card. This is convenient if the
school does not have a dual-side card printer. We can also assist customers that want to reconfigure their current printers to accommodate the new info. Customers with a current service agreement with AAMSCO may have this change made to their ID formats at no charge.
For more information about ACT 1069, contact AAMSCO directly at 800.221.8857 or email us. For more information on the ACT 1069 bill click here. Click here for a printer-friendly copy of this bulletin from AAMSCO.