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clear backpacks safer?

Sunday, August 05, 2018

My son's school has made a new policy for the coming school year. "In an effort to improve the safety measures currently in place, CFISD requires all high school and middle school students to use clear backpacks." So what are we uncovering with clear backpacks that makes the school safer? Especially when "Additionally, the maximum size for non-transparent bags that students in grades 6-12 will be permitted to carry during the school day, such as lunch kits, pencil bags and purses, will be 6” x 9”." Can't these non-safe items fit in a 6" x 9" bag of which the student may have 2? Have you ever used a clear backpack? They tend to be smaller than regular backpacks and do not give much when stuffing books and other school supplies in them. They can easily have holes poked in them and be torn up. My older son had to get a clear backpack in 7th grade, I'm not sure why as just the one school not the whole district then. Kids came up behind other kids and pokes holes and tore pieces off. By the second semester, they started allowing kids to use regular backpacks. We went to Wal-Mart today and they had one size/style clear backpack with either black or pink straps. We didn't buy one as hope to find bigger one. This just seems like such a joke.
Guess I'm finished with my rant but hope this ends after a short time like it did for my other son.

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    A clear back bag just doesn't sound sturdy enough to me.
    734 days ago
    All I can say is good luck! My DD had a plastic back pack in 5th grade and it just didn't hold up.

    737 days ago
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    We call it security theater. They want to seem like they're for safety, but they won't spend more money on smaller class sizes, better educations for our kids, and more conflict resolution training for teachers.
    738 days ago
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