Clear and mesh backpacks approved for students in Iberia Parish

Posted at 9:35 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 22:35:23-04

Middle and High School students in Iberia Parish will be required to have mesh or clear backpacks next year.

The school board approved the change at a meeting Wednesday night. Officials touted the rule as a safety measure for schools. That measure will be put into place for the starting of the 2018-2019 school year.

Tonight, the board also approved the reconfiguration of Jeanerette Elementary to a Kindergarten through second grade school and St. Charles Elementary to third grade to sixth grade.