Lubbock-Cooper ISD announced Wednesday (July 25) that a clear bag policy will be implemented for all UIL-sanctioned athletic events hosted by Lubbock-Cooper schools.

The new policy will go into effect at the beginning of the 2018-2019 fall athletic season.

According to a press release from Lubbock-Cooper ISD, here are the new rules for everyone attending an athletic event in Lubbock-Cooper:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc or similar)

There is no limit to the number of clear bags an attendee may bring into the venue.

Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to: purses/clutch bags, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, binocular cases, and camera bags. Binoculars and cameras worn around the neck or carried in the hands without the case are permitted. Blankets and seat cushions/seatbacks carried in the hands or over the shoulder are permitted.

Outside food or drink is prohibited inside all Lubbock-Cooper ISD athletic venues. Attendees attempting to bring outside food or drink into a Lubbock-Cooper athletic venue will be asked to dispose of prohibited items upon entering.

Lubbock-Cooper ISD is implementing the new clear bag policy for safety reasons according to the press release. It's also important to remember that the clear bag policy applies to students, parents, and guests attending athletic events.

Texas Tech University implemented a similar clear bag policy for the 2016 football season.