I know we're all on summer break, but perhaps you guys have been following the latest media frenzy: the need to have drs orders for sunscreen in school. It amazes me how the schools and school nurses are made out to be the bad guys.
What are your thoughts on the sudden push for lawmakers to make sunscreen legal in schools with a parental note only? It would save me a certain amount of aggrivation, but also creates its own issues.
I think that i would require that students provide their own sunscreen and not share. Then the next question becomes where it would be stored. I don't know about you guys, but i certainly don't have room for 800 bottles of coppertone. Who would be responsible for ensuring that students are actually using it? Is a teacher with 25 students liable to ensure that all students are wearing it (if they have it) should they go out for recess? How about the nurse with 800+ kids? Does it open a pandora's box for other otc medications to be administered with simply a note?