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Tacoma Public Schools policy prohibits teachers from putting sunscreen on students. Students can apply their own, but are required to have a doctor’s note authorizing them to use it.
Written by Ry Jones
20 June 2012 at 12:56
Posted in We are all fucked now
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Yup, as the spouse of a Tacoma school teacher, I can attest to this. No “medication,” even “over the counter no way in hell can it hurt a kid” stuff can be given by ANYONE in the school without permission from parents. If a kid needs anything (even the “Napoleon Dynamite” referenced Chapstick), it must have been previously given to the school nurse by the parent.
There will be a lawsuit. I am sure that other kids were sunburned as well.
21 June 2012 at 19:27
Shame on mom for not availing herself of the school policy. If she was so concerned why were the children not dressed in sun protective clothing? Why did she not apply sunscreen on her children before they left the house and why did she not make sure that the suncreen was reapplied during the day sometime? She or a friend or family member could have gone to the school during the day to reapply sunscreen. If she did not know that the children were going to be participating in field day that day also, shame on her. Schools and school districts have extensive informational websites that inform parents of exactly what is going on in their child’s school and when. This mom was a negligent parent in this incidence and is trying to blame someone else for not taking responsibility for protecting her children under these circumstances. I understand why school districts have the policies that they do regarding over the counter and other meds. It may seem ridiculous, but kids share everything and one never knows when someone could be allergic and have serious or deadly complications. I, frankly am sick to death of negligent parents dropping their children off at school in the morning with not another thought of them until they get picked up or dropped off in the afternoon. The information was available for this mom and she took no action. No court in the land should find the school district, the school, or the teachers responsible for what happened that day.
25 June 2012 at 6:03
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