Created: 07/04/2014 3:23 AM WHEC.com
High school students in Batavia will see a big change when they return to classes this fall.
On Wednesday, Batavia School Board members approved a ban on students carrying backpacks to class. The Batavia Daily News reports the moves comes as a way to deter students from bringing illegal substances to school. The change will also remove the risk of tripping over backpacks in the hallway or lunch room. The ban will also help keep kids better organized. Students will still be allowed to bring backpacks to school, but will have to leave them in their locker during the school day. The board said students with heath or special education needs would need permission to carry backpacks around.
Parents will receive a letter about the change later this month.