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Some School Districts Are Requiring Clear Backpacks This School Year. Here’s Why.

Schools are about to be back in session over the next several weeks and that has some school districts making some rather strict rules about what students can bring to the classroom.

After the heartbreaking Uvalde massacre, it should come to no surprise that parents, teachers and school administrators are terrified and trying to make the upcoming school year safe and welcoming.

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With that being said, some schools are across the nation are invoking a rule that requires students to have clear or mesh backpacks.

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The reason? It’s a security measure to keep kids safe.

The Dallas Independent School District made the announcement that it will require students to carry clear or mesh backpacks to class.

The Dallas Independent School District shared this graphic of the new clear backpacks that 6th-12th grade students will be required to carry on its campuses in the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

The new rules apply to students in 6th-12th grade at Dallas Independent School District — the second-largest public school district in Texas.

This goes into effect for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year which begins in August.

We acknowledge that clear or mesh backpacks alone will not eliminate safety concerns,” the district said in its announcement. “This is merely one of several steps in the district’s comprehensive plan to better ensure student and staff safety.”

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I am glad they admitted it won’t eliminate safety concerns because all it is does is ensure students themselves are not bringing guns or other weapons into schools at least through their backpacks…

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Other school districts across the nation have discussed doing this very thing so you’ll want to talk with your local school district before purchasing a backpack for your child.

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It’s truly sad we even have to resort to something like this. Sigh!

If you do need a clear backpack, you can get clear backpacks on Amazon for under $20 here (they come in different colors too).