CSD Backpack Act
Middle school students at Union Middle School and all across Canyons School district were faced with a new policy starting in the 2016-17 school year. A plan was made which prohibited backpacks in core classes. Students must now run all of the way to their lockers, gather all of their supplies, and get back to class in the four minute time span between classes. This procedure can cause tardies and other unwanted backlash. If this act is accepted, other safety precautions can be made to ensure teachers and students' safety. Backpacks can all be stored in a designated spot, while requests to use the backpacks can be supervised and kept under control. We believe that this act will improve students' well-being, while also preventing food or other prohibited items being used in class. Our goal is to allow all students across Canyons School District to be able to have backpacks in class! Even if they do right now, they should keep that right!