Closer to home: Sunscreen use in lo­cal schools

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Schools in Walker and Ca­toosa coun­ties fol­low a much more com­mon sense ap­proach to the use of pro­tec­tive sun­screens.

Chicka­mauga Schools Su­per­in­ten­dent Melody Day said, “We do not have a pol­icy con­cern­ing the use of sunscreen, nor do we mon­i­tor use of sunscreen.

“Older stu­dents know if they need it, and we are fine if they do use it.

“If younger stu­dents’ par­ents re­quest it be used on their

child, they pro­vide the prod­uct to the teacher, and we com­ply. This is not an is­sue of con­cern in our sys­tem and cer­tainly not one which would in­volve our school nurse.”

Sim­i­lar com­ments were made by the su­per­in­ten­dents of the coun­ty­wide sys­tems.

“Walker County Schools does not have a pol­icy re­gard­ing the use of sun screen,” Su­per­in­ten­dent Da­mon Raines said,”

And De­nia Reese, Ca­toosa County’s su­per­in­ten­dent, said she has seen no need to reg­u­late sunscreen for stu­dents.

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