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Clear Bags Required at High School Events in 2024-25

  • In alignment with many other of our peer school districts, Peoria Unified will implement a requirement that only clear bags may be used at all after-school sports and extracurricular events held at any Peoria Unified high school beginning in 2024-25 school year. Using clear bags enhances safety measures which is a shared responsibility for everyone who attends district’s events at our high schools. It will also streamline the entry process for guests attending these events.

    The following bags are approved for entry at Peoria Unified high school events after school hours:

    • Clear plastic, vinyl or tote which should not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
    • A small clutch, which should not exceed 4.5” x 6.5”
    • Clear plastic bags, 1 gallon, resealable
    • A clear, sealed water bottle
    • A seat cushion with or without a seat back, not to exceed 18” x 18”

    Attendees and guests carrying non-approved bags will be required to return them to their parked vehicle prior to entering the gate. District schools will not be responsible for storing personal belongings.

    The following items are not approved for entry at a Peoria Unified high school event which is open to the public:

    • Solid-colored backpacks
    • Large purses
    • Fanny packs/solid cross-body bags
    • Camera bags
    • Oversized solid totes
    • Diaper bags
    • Binoculars cases
    • Mesh bag
    • Solid-colored drawstring bag
    • Coolers and ice chests
    • Glass or metal containers
    • Outside food and beverages
    • Alcohol and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes
    • Bikes, skateboards, scooters, hover boards, longboards, one wheels, etc.
    • Weapons of any kind, including those carried with a permit
    • Sticks, poles or other objects which may be used as a weapon
    • Fireworks, drones or laser pointers
    • Animals, except service animals


  • Does my child need a clear bag during the school day?

    No. The clear bag protocol is only applicable to after-school events and activities taking place at a high school that are open to the public, such as attending a game, a performing arts concert, a play, etc. School-specific events which are not open to the public, such as a Future Freshman Night, or a performing arts concert, would not fall under the clear bag regulation.

    May I bring a blanket into the venue?

    Guests may bring additional clothing items if they may be unfolded and properly inspected.

    What happens if I forget to bring a clear bag with me to the event?

    Anyone who is carrying a bag that is not prohibited under the regulations above will be asked to return the bag to their vehicle before entering the venue.

    What if I am required to bring in medical items which do not fit inside a clear bag?

    Any items that are medically necessary which do not fit inside a clear bag will need to be properly inspected before entering the venue.

    Are purses prohibited?

    Small clutch purses are permitted along with clear bags as long as they do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5”.

    May I carry items in my pocket?

    Small personal items such as cell phones, keys, wallets, personal feminine products, money, or makeup products may be in your pocket if you choose not to use a clear bag.

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