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Fort Stockton ISD to enforce clear backpack rule

For the 2020-2021 school year, Fort Stockton ISD will be enforcing a clear backpack rule for safety measures.
Credit: KWES

FORT STOCKTON, Texas — For the 2020-2021 school year, Fort Stockton ISD will be enforcing a clear backpack rule for safety measures.

The school district will require students from grades 4-12 to use clear backpacks.

Students who participate in extracurricular activities will be permitted to carry non-transparent bags to store items that pertain to their particular activity.

These bags will be stored in the designated lockers, fine arts classrooms, or athletic facilities.

Students in grades K-3 will still be allowed to use traditional backpacks, while non-transparent bags for students such as lunch kits, pencil bags, and purses will be allowed as long as they are 6" x 9".

Forst Stockton ISD, also states that students K-3 will not be assigned hallway lockers.