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Clear Bag Policy

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Clear Bag Policy

Elena Hortan, Editor in Chief

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Richland School District Two is implementing a “Clear Bag” entry procedure for to all winter varsity sporting events to take effect at the beginning of the regular season.  This proactive measure is part of the districts efforts to continue to improve and advance safety and security measures. This entry procedure will also be in effect for all winter junior varsity sporting events that take place on the same day and a the same location as a varsity sporting event.

 

Please be aware and share with your coaches, colleagues, parents and community partners that each ticketed individual will be permitted to carry one clear tote bag, not to exceed 12” x 6 x 12” and a small clutch or wallet can be included in this clear tote if does not exceed 4.5” x 6.5”.  A clear tote bag is not required in order to carry small permissible items such as keys, wallets, cell phones, credit cards, cash, etc., which should be carried in a pocket. Prohibited items include weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

 

While we encourage our fans and guests to attend events without carrying any bag, we understand that it is necessary for some individuals to utilize a non-clear bag for medically necessary items or equipment.  If an individual cannot utilize a clear bag due to medical concerns, they will be required to speak with a designated gate administrator and the medical bag will be subject to search. Searched medical bags are the only non-clear bag that an individual will be permitted to carry.  Also, for this year only, students at the school where the event is held will be allowed to bring their bookbag into the event. The student will be required to speak with a designated gate administrator and the bookbag will be subject to search. Gate administrators will not allow non-clear bags for any other purpose, including diaper bags and camera bags.  Items necessary for the care of small children and camera equipment will need to be placed in a clear bag.

 

Finally, please be reminded that once an individual has received clearance to enter the event, the individual will not be allowed to re-enter if they choose to leave at any time.  As safety and security is our number one priority, leaders will continue exploring all options to advance and improve safety and security measures in line with common procedures implemented at major events that have the potential to attract a large crowd.

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