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School Safety Town Hall Meeting on Clear Bag Protocols for 2023/24 School Year

School Safety Town Hall Meeting Regarding Clear Backpacks and Bags
Event Takes Place on Monday, June 12, 2023, at 6 p.m., at Plantation High School


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 Meeting regarding the new requirements for clear backpacks and bags beginning in the 2023/24 school year.

The School Safety Town Hall Meeting takes place on Monday, June 12, at Plantation High School, 6901 N.W. 16th St, 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.

Recently, BCPS announced that beginning on Monday, August 21, 2023 – the first day of the 2023/24 school year – BCPS students will only be allowed to carry clear backpacks and bags (lunch boxes, purses, duffel bags, fanny packs, etc.) on school campuses. Mesh and colored backpacks will not be permitted, even if they are transparent.

The only exceptions that will be permitted are:
        •    a small non-transparent pouch for personal hygiene items
        •    thermal food containers carried inside clear lunch boxes
        •    school-approved sport-specific carrying cases for athletic equipment
        •    school-approved instrument-specific carrying cases for band equipment

For more information on the clear backpacks and bags requirement, visit


View School Safety Town Hall Flyer   



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