For the safety of our students, staff, families, and community, San Angelo ISD will now require clear bags during events at San Angelo Stadium starting with the 2023-2024 school year. This provides an additional layer of security and allows school personnel to quickly identify prohibited items. Any visitor, spectator, or patron attending an event held at San Angelo Stadium will be required to follow this procedure. The majority of peer districts and venues in our area, including Midland ISD, Ector County ISD, Lubbock ISD, Angelo State University, and more, have implemented clear bag policies in recent years.
“As one of the largest venues in the city, San Angelo Stadium frequently hosts large numbers of visitors,” said Executive Director of Student and Data Services Michael Kalnbach. “We want to do everything we can to keep our community as safe and secure as possible at our events.”
Fans will be able to bring the following style and size bag or package into the venue:
- Bags that are clear plastic vinyl or PVC that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
- Small clutch bags, no larger than 4.5"x6.5" (approximately the size of a hand), with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the venue with one of the clear plastic bags
Examples of non-approved bags include:
- Oversized Tote Bags
- Camera cases
- Tinted Plastic Bags
- Fanny packs
- Binoculars Cases
- Printed Pattern Plastic Bags
- Clear backpacks
- Mesh Bags
- Diaper Bags
Exceptions to the clear bag policy will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection. Exceptions may also be made for media with camera bags, which will be searched and will only be allowed with appropriate media credentials. Any guest entering a venue with a nonconforming or prohibited bag will be asked to return the items to their vehicles.
”While we understand that this new policy will take some adjustment, providing a safe and secure environment for all to attend is the highest priority of San Angelo ISD,” said Executive Director of Athletics Rodney Chant.
San Angelo ISD appreciates our students, staff, families, and community for your support in helping create safer environments. To learn more about the Clear Bag Policy, visit our athletics website at https://www.saisd.org/departments/athletics/clear-bag-policy.