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Sunscreen and Backpack Policy
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Monday, April 30, 2018

Sunscreen ACT (2017-278)


Allows students in public and nonpublic schools to possess and use FDA regulated over-the-counter sunscreen at school and school-based events. Section 1.(a) Any student in a public school under the jurisdiction of a local board of education or in a nonpublic school may possess and apply Federal Food and Drug administration regulated over-the-counter sunscreen at school and at school-based events notwithstanding any other provision of law, including any role of the State Board of Education or the State Board of Nursing. Section 1.(c) Any student, parent, or guardian requesting a school board employee to apply sunscreen to a student shall present to the nurse a Parent Prescriber Authorization Form (PPA) containing a parent or guardian signature. A physician signature or physician order shall not be required.


Backpacks SJR 8 ACT (2017-17)

The Backpack Act provides awareness of the dangers of heavy backpacks. Go to for more information.


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