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Gabe Licht

Pass the sunscreen (and the common sense)

Posted Friday, June 22, 2012, at 4:43 PM
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  • I have been following that story, too. It seems it was the school's first ever field day, and I think there was a lack of foresight as far as the sunscreen rule.

    The mother freely admits she should have put sunscreen on her daughters in the morning before school. However, even if she had applied it at 8 am, it would have been worn off by the time field day activities started around 12. However, it's Washington State, it was raining in the morning, and sunscreen didn't spring to mind that morning.

    I understand about allergies, additives, and that whole bit. And I suppose a teacher applying sunscreen, whether or not they actually take the rubbing in too far, could open him or herself up to accusations and it's not too difficult to picture a court case in which they try to determine the nature of the rubbing and touching.

    Idea: spray sunscreen. Or, squeeze a small amount in the student's hand for their self-application. It should only need to be applied to the skin exposed outside a tee shirt and gym shorts for school field day -- yes?

    -- Posted by AmyPeterson on Mon, Jun 25, 2012, at 7:51 PM
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