Dallas ISD implements clear backpack policy for 2023-2024 school year

In our ongoing effort to ensure safer schools, Dallas ISD will require clear backpacks for all students starting in the 2023-2024 school year. 

As an additional option, mesh backpacks will be acceptable, however clear ones are preferred. Students may carry a small, non-clear pouch in their backpack to hold personal items, such as cellphones, money, and hygiene products.

To support families, each student will be provided a durable clear backpack at no cost. Parents may also purchase the preferred clear backpack, or the acceptable mesh backpack, for their students.

A clear backpack policy alone does not ensure complete security. This proactive measure is just one of several updates to enhance student and campus safety.

As a reminder, Dallas ISD’s Comprehensive Safety Plan is available at dallasisd.org/safety. We encourage everyone to visit the district’s website and social media channels for the latest updates.

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