sunburn http://www.kplu.org en Publicity turns up the heat on Tacoma schools' sunscreen ban http://www.kplu.org/post/publicity-turns-heat-tacoma-schools-sunscreen-ban <p>A couple of bad sunburns have left Tacoma&rsquo;s school district smarting, and could help spur policy changes about students and sunscreen. Tacoma school officials say they&rsquo;ll revisit a policy banning the use of sunscreen by students, except with a doctor&rsquo;s note.</p><p>The district is getting national attention after <a href="http://lifephotographed.com/2012/06/burn-babies-burn/">a Tacoma mom&rsquo;s story </a>went viral in late June. Jesse Michener says it never occurred to her to jump through the hoops it would take to get her daughters sunscreen when they left for a field trip on a rainy morning, but they came home burned badly enough that Michener took them to the hospital.</p><p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:10:05 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5588 at http://www.kplu.org Publicity turns up the heat on Tacoma schools' sunscreen ban