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49 States Have School Anti-sunscreen Policies

Posted: June 25, 2012

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“I did share with the principal that any policy that didn't allow her to use common sense was something that I had to do something about," Michener said. "She nodded and shook her head.”

Michener was so upset she wrote about the incident in her blog, sparking a national conversation. "We have learned that it's important to stand up for what you believe in," Michener said. "This has always been about making sense of a policy that doesn't make sense and trying to change it.”

Her activism has sparked results. The school district has since apologized, and said a new law allows more leeway for districts to decide what is and isn’t allowed when it comes to applying sunscreen at school. The policy will be revised by October, the district said.

By Jillian Eugenios,, June 25, 2012