GCS Clear Bag Policy
New for the 2018-19 School Year
Greenville County Schools has a clear bag policy for home athletic events beginning this school year. Spectators will be permitted to carry one large clear bag (a gallon size Ziplock style bag or a 12" x 6" x 12" clear bag, plus a small clutch purse 4.5" x 6.5").
GCS is continually reviewing safety and security. Utilizing a screening process that includes a clear bag policy will enhance safety inside athletic venues and speed the screening process along. The clear bag is easily and quickly searched and greatly reduces faulty bag searches. It also supports the Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign.
Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to:
- Purses - larger than a clutch bag
- Camera cases
- Cinch bags
- Tinted/printed pattern plastic bags
- Diaper bags
- Mesh bags
Diapers and other baby supplies can be carried into the stadium in a clear bag. Infant formula, milk, or medicine needing refrigeration is allowed in a small soft-side cooler, but will be searched in the bag check area. Folding chairs and blankets are allowed, but subject to be searched.
A limited number of complimentary clear bags will be available to guests attending events as we transition through this new policy.