I take it this is coming as a surprise because I have not see any discussion about it and a search shows that it has not been made widely known. (see below)
Also the site listed the DC.Gov page for this has no mention of these new rules. So either this is an early April fools joke or a communications breakdown.
Now if this is not inconvenient enough......The card you got for your kid, you now have to show up with a birth certificate and prove they're your kid. I kid you not~ this rule has gone into place and no one knows about it.
What is going to happen when parents start showing up for lessons, play date, arranged visits and the kids are not allowed into the pool or any other facility that they where using these cards to access. What is the plan for families that don't have a copy of their birth certificate. Why is DC with it's one card able to access the DOH or DCPS files and verify the kids.
We love technology as much as the next social media citizen however before you embark on something like this again it seem like communicate it and discuss it with us. We pay for this stuff and then you make us suffer thought the execution of it that makes us mad. We are not lab rats, we are the bosses.