Backpack Policy

Point Isabel ISD Implements Clear Backpack Policy for 2023-2024 School Year

Point Isabel ISD is implementing a new measure in its ongoing commitment to creating safer schools. Starting from the 2023-2024 school year, all students will be required to use clear backpacks. Alternatively, mesh backpacks will also be allowed, although clear ones are preferred. Students can carry a small, nonclear pouch within their backpacks to hold personal items like cellphones, money, and hygiene products. 


It is important to note that the clear backpack policy alone does not guarantee complete security. This proactive measure is just one of several updates aimed at improving student and campus safety. 

Point Isabel ISD implementa política sobre mochilas transparentes para el año escolar 2023–2024

Como parte de nuestro continuo esfuerzo por mantener las escuelas seguras, Point Isabel ISD requerirá que los estudiantes usen mochilas transparentes a partir del año escolar 2023–2024.

También tendrán la opción de usar mochilas de malla, pero se prefiere el uso de mochilas transparentes. Los estudiantes también podrán traer un bolso pequeño, aunque este no sea transparente, en su mochila para guardar objetos personales como su teléfono, dinero y productos de hygiene. 


Si bien esta política sobre mochilas transparentes por sí sola no supone una seguridad completa, es solo una de varias medidas proactivas que aumentarán la seguridad de los estudiantes y la escuela. 

Frequently Asked Questions for 2023-2024 School Year

Clear or mesh backpacks for middle school can be about 12 inches wide by 16.5 inches tall and 5 inches deep and have zippered outer pockets.

Clear or mesh backpacks for high school students can be about 13 inches wide by 17.5 inches tall and 6.5 inches deep and have a zippered outer pocket.

By being able to easily see the items in the backpacks as students enter the school, campus personnel will be able to ensure that prohibited items are not included among the students’ belongings. Clear or mesh backpacks will also speed up students entering the school at the beginning of the day because opening and inspecting every backpack may not be necessary.

Campus personnel may still require students to open and inspect individual backpacks.

Students in grades Kinder through 12 will be required to use clear or mesh backpacks.