Georgia High School Institutes Clear Bag Policy for Safety
“We do not have lockers; our students carry book bags. We have a clear book bag policy that all students must have book bags that are clear and or transparent," Principal Dr. Kimberly Ingram said.
- By Jessica Davis
- January 15, 2019
The new year began with security changes for Randolph-Clay County High School staff and students. The security changes include a new security system and a clear book bag policy for students.
Principal Dr. Kimberly Ingram said the changes will be beneficial for students and staff.
“We believe safety first, that is our number one job, to make sure that the children who come to school leave every day,” Ingram told WALB News 10.
According to Ingram, the new security system requires visitors to push a button in order to gain access to the school, and students have to check in with their ID in the front office upon arrival.
“We check several times a day to make sure our doors are locked. We also installed a camera system so that if anyone comes to our door, we are able to see them,” Ingram said.
Ingram said the security changes also require students to carry clear book bags. Parents were informed of the clear bag policy in a letter sent home before winter break.
“We do not have lockers; our students carry book bags. We have a clear book bag policy that all students must have book bags that are clear and or transparent," Ingram said.
Ingram expressed enthusiasm about the changes and said that adjustment would be a team effort.
“I have some really great students. I have some really supportive parents and I think we all are realizing that for us to move forward, it is going to take a team effort. My door is always open, you don’t need an appointment to come see me," she said.
Jessica Davis is the Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media.