Tamaqua Area School District is adopting a new dress code policy for all students that include language that mandates all students carry only clear back packs, book bags and clear tote bags. Student and staff security is the priority of school district officials and the clear bag policy was brought to officials by a group of teachers. The teachers said they feel the clear bag policy would be a deterrent for students bringing inappropriate items into the class room. Weapons and contraband were not their only concern. Cell phones and mp3 players have been a distraction in the class rooms for some time. Most parents are also pleased with the clear bag mandate and feel the expense of a new clear back pack or book bag is worth the sense of security. One student was able to find retail and wholesale seller of creatively designed and well made bags at theClearBagStore.com.