The school where I work decided this year to issue the kids cards with a barcode on them that reads their id number. They are supposed to use these cards to check out books and to use them when they go through the lunch line. Supposedly this is to make the task of going through the lunch line faster since it's difficult for the younger ones to remember a 5-digit number. On Tuesday, the admin decided to charge students a dollar if a new card has to be made. (The original card is given to them free of charge.) We have a large number of free/reduced lunch students. Do you think it's legal to ask them to pay the dollar? Two of my mildly intellectually disabled kids have lost their cards. They are both free lunch. I just decided to send the money down for them (and two other free/reduced lunch kids) instead of trying to make them pay. One's father is also mentally handicapped (her older brother runs the household), and the other's family doesn't speak English. The other two I paid for are just struggling. I don't mind paying. However, I think this is a poor decision on the school's part, let alone possibly illegal. What do you think?