Clear Bag Procedure
As part of its work to continually improve district safety and security for students, staff, and visitors, the Comal Independent School District is implementing a clear-bag requirement for all high school athletic venues beginning Jan. 7.
Any visitor, spectator, or patron attending an event held at a Canyon, Canyon Lake, or Smithson Valley High School athletic venue will be required to follow this procedure. The procedure does not apply to middle or elementary campuses, but does apply to all events hosted at the high school stadium, gymnasiums, baseball, or softball fields. At this time, the procedure does not apply to events held in the performing arts centers.
Below are the requirements for clear bags people can take inside:
- Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC (one-gallon plastic freezer bags work)
- Size: Not to exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
- No more than one logo, not obstructing contents
Small hand-size clutches or wallets will be permitted, but cannot exceed 5.5” x 8.5”. Diaper bags and medically necessary items will also be allowed after being inspected. The only other exception is media and camera bags, which will also be searched, and will only be permissible with credentials.
Any guest entering a venue with a nonconforming or prohibited bag will be asked to return the items to their vehicles.