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New clear bag policy now in effect

EPS families and students:

As part of the district’s ongoing efforts to ensure that our staff, students, families and guests have a safe experience at district events, Erie’s Public Schools is instituting a new policy outlining the size and type of bags that may be brought into district events held on district property. The policy mirrors policies already in place at many sporting and entertainment venues.

Effective Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, all bags must be clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC, and must be no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. Bags cannot have buckles, hardware or décor that conceals any part of the bag. Purses must be no longer than a small clutch bag, approximately the size of hand. Small clutch bags may be brought into an event with no more than one clear plastic bag.

Fans and audience members may bring binoculars, cameras, smart phones, blankets, and stadium seats and cushions. Stadium seats and cushions must not be larger than 18 inches and must not have pockets, zippers or concealable areas.
Coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, camera bags and illegal items are not permitted. All bags will be searched.

This policy applies to all district events held on district property, including Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium, Ainsworth Field, and district gyms and auditoriums.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in ensuring the safety for staff, students, families and guests.