ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – In a news release Monday afternoon, ECISD Director of Communications Mike Adkins announced students will be required to use clear or mesh backpacks in all ECISD middle and high schools. They will also be limiting bag sizes.
The measure was reviewed and supported by the District’s Safety and Security Committee. The size limits on the back packs will be 5 X 8 X 1.
The release did not specify if those measurements are inches.
Students involved in extracurricular activities will be able to bring bags with their equipment to school but it will be required to be kept in a locker.
Adkins said the district has begun informing local retailers of the changes to the policy so bags are ready for the new school year.