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Iberia Parish School Board will require middle and high school students to carry clear backpacks

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Middle and High School students who attend public school in Iberia Parish will be required to carry clear or mesh backpacks, starting with the 2018-2019 school year.

Members of the Iberia Parish School Board  voted in favor of the policy, during a meeting held Wednesday.  

Iberia Parish Schools Superintendent Dale Henderson says mandating clear or mesh backpacks adds another layer of protection for schools. 

Henderson also said that the board will ask local businesses and nonprofits to donate bags for students,
 

 

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