The Lafourche Parish School Board passed a revision to the parish's school bag policy, allowing for more bags to be worn in the upcoming school year.
The board passed opted to make the parish's bag policy more inclusive, shifting away from the all-mesh/clear bag policy the school system has had for decades.
Lafourche Schools Superintendent Jarod Martin told The Gazette earlier this summer that the idea to shift away from the policy was sparked after several parents expressed concerns about the durability of the mesh bags. Martin said students also are allowed to bring other non-mesh items to school like instrument cases or athletic bags which defeats the purpose of the mesh bags.
The new bag policy will allow for non-mesh or non-clear bags so long as they are in good taste with no profanity allowed. Mesh or clear bags are also still allowed to those who choose to wear them.
The school board also went over the parish's new COVID policy.
We will do a story on that policy later this week.