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Updated Timeline for Clear Backpacks and Bags Initiative for the 2023/24 School Year

Updated Timeline for the Clear Backpacks and Bags Initiative for the 2023/24 School Year 

The Broward County School Board and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Interim Superintendent invite students, parents, staff and community members to join a School Safety Town Hall regarding the proposed clear backpacks and bags initiative on school campuses beginning in the 2023/24 school year.   

The School Safety Town Hall takes place on Monday, June 12, 2023, at Plantation High School, 6901 N.W. 16th Street, Plantation, Florida 33313. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starts promptly at 6 p.m. The event will be livestreamed. The public can share questions or feedback on Twitter @browardschools. 

The purpose of this initiative is to add an additional layer of security across our District for our students, staff and faculty.   

The following School Board Workshop and Special School Board Meeting will take place following the School Safety Town Hall:  

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 9 a.m.
School Board Workshop – Discussion on Clear Backpacks and Bags  

Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 8 a.m
Special School Board Meeting – Final Vote on Clear Backpacks and Bags  

These events will provide opportunities for the community to offer feedback regarding requirements for clear backpacks and bags beginning in the 2023/24 school year.   

For more information on the clear backpack and bags initiative, visit 

View School Safety Town Hall Flyer.  




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