Backpack Requirements

  • As part of Grand Prairie ISD’s ongoing efforts to enhance safety for students and staff members, clear/mesh backpack requirements will be in effect when the 2024-2025 school year begins. This decision is a preventive safety and security measure to ensure our campuses continue to be safe and productive learning environments.

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  • 3 Things to Know About GPISD's Backpack Requirements

    THE CLEAR/MESH  BACKPACK REQUIREMENTS APPLY TO ALL STUDENTS  LUNCH BAGS/BOXES DO NOT HAVE TO BE CLEAR; HOWEVER, THEY ARE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION  STUDENTS MAY CARRY A POUCH NO LARGER THAN 5.5” X 8.5” TO HOLD PERSONAL ITEMS

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  • If you have a financial hardship and cannot purchase a clear/mesh backpack and school supplies, GPISD plans to help families that have a financial need.
    Click this link to complete the form.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there color and style options for the clear or mesh backpacks?

  • Do the clear/mesh backpack requirements apply to all students?

  • Will students in extracurricular activities be allowed to use other types of bags or cases for their extracurricular items?

  • Will students be able to store personal items in a non-transparent pouch or small bag?

  • Do students have to have clear lunch bags or lunch boxes?

  • Can students use a hybrid clear/mesh backpack?

  • Can the backpack have colored straps?

  • What about students who must carry medical items or equipment to school?