Recently Broward County Public Schools announced that beginning 2023-2024, only clear backpacks and bags will be permitted for students in all grades. The policy will go into effect this coming August 21.
The "Only Clear" policy does not stop at backpacks. Duffle bags, fanny packs, lunch boxes and purses must be clear.
The policy is to add an additional layer of security to the District's ongoing safety and security measures. The new policy does not apply to staff, teachers nor volunteers.
The only exceptions that will be permitted are:
• a small non-transparent pouch for personal hygiene items
• thermal food containers carried inside clear lunch boxes
• school-approved sport-specific carrying cases for athletic equipment
• school-approved instrument-specific carrying cases for band equipment
Photo: Getty Images