Closer to home: Sunscreen use in local schools
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.