Procedures Regarding Backpacks At District Events
New Procedures Regarding Backpacks At Osceola School District Athletic and Arts Events
Posted on 10/01/2018
No Backpack signWith the safety and security of all in mind, the Osceola School District will immediately begin implementing new procedures regarding backpacks at all athletic and arts events on school campuses:
1.) Only small bags will be allowed into the event. (Maximum size of 12” x 12”)

a. No backpacks will be allowed.
b. Exceptions will be made for diaper bags and medical items with proper inspection.

2.) All bags are subject to be searched.

In addition, the following safety procedures will be in place:
--Hand-held metal detectors may be used.
--There will be no re-entry permitted.
--No outside food or beverages will be allowed.
--Loitering is prohibited outside of the facility gates and doors or in parking lots before, during, and after events.
--Unruly conduct, disruptive behavior, or use of profane, obscene, or abusive language of any type will result in immediate removal from the event.
--In the event of an emergency, attendees must follow all instructions provided by law enforcement or school staff.

“These new measures are being put into place proactively so that our parents, community members, and school staff can attend events with the focus on supporting children in a safe atmosphere,” said Osceola School District Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace.
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