With more and more schools opting to forgo lockers, the burden of carrying around a day's worth of books is falling heavily on the shoulders of today's students according to this article from The Olympian (republished in The Seattle Times). Parents in North Thurston Public Schools are asking district officials to provide secure storage for student backpacks and other gear since bags are now overflowing with binders, books, instruments and other school supplies.
Did your school phase out lockers? If so, what are you doing to help students better balance their academic luggage? Any thoughts of reinstalling them?