Additional Policy Resources

Sun Safety for Kids was honored to partner with the California Department of Health Services and the California School Boards Association (CSBA) to develop a CSBA sample policy on sun safety.  School governing boards will take comfort in knowing that the policy was reviewed by the CSBA legal department to assure appropriate compliance with California Education Code.

CSBA provides an excellent Policy Brief to accompany their sample policy.  While the sample policy is comprehensive and does address the recent sun safety amendment to the California Ed. Code, Sun Safety for Kids urges school districts and individually governed schools to go further than merely allowing sun safety.  In each reference to a sun-protective behavior, we hope that in your policy you will demonstrate a stronger commitment to the welfare of your students and employees by replacing the word “allow” with “encourage,” “strongly encourage,” or “require.”

Compare the Sun Safety for Kids sample policy with the CSBA sample and other resources listed below to create the policy that is best for your school or district.

California School Boards Association

CSBA Sample Policy

CSBA Policy Brief

National Association of State Boards of Education
Sample Policies to Promote Sun Safety and Prevent Skin Cancer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
“Guidelines for School Programs to Prevent Skin Cancer.”  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 51, No. RR-4 (April 26, 2002)

California Department of Health Services Skin Cancer Prevention Program

American School Health Association
Sun Safety Resolution

World Health Organization
Sun protection in schools - An educational package to protect children from ultraviolet radiation




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