Back to School with Clear Backpacks
Back to School
It is always very comforting to me when I see something that just makes so much sense. Most of the school districts in my area have implemented a new policy making Clear Backpacks the only acceptable backpacks.
The decision was made despite the grumblings of students who claimed that this would violate their privacy and I am glad the schools stuck to the decision to place safety first and foremost. From a parents perspective I think that this decision will make all the difference in the world to the majority of kids. With the clear backpacks now mandatory it is less likely that some of the kids will be able to carry and conceal contraband into our schools.
Manufactures understand the desires of the children to have trendy and up to date products. They also understand the importance of trying to keep the schools safe. Bag Republic and many other companies have worked hard to come up with completely functional and trendy Clear Backpacks for this years students.
From Toy Story and Disney Princess themes to the more mature single color trimmed bags it really is easy to find one that any student would be happy to carry.
Taking a backward look over the past several years should surely convince everyone whose children attend public schools that this policy will help to protect our children. No longer will some children be able to carry drugs and weapons concealed in their backpacks. While I do understand that children can be very resourceful and if they have the will they will find a way, however the schools taking this stand will go a long way to curtailing such illegal activity.
While I understand that this is not something new to a lot of people, Mandated Clear Backpacks is something new to parents and students alike in my neck of the woods. I have found instances of clear backpack policies in schools dating as far back as 2004 and implemented in reaction to the Columbine School Shooting in April of 1999.
This policy has been upheld in nearly every instance.
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