Flagler County's Summer Vacation

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The beginning of the school year starts with students sharing stories of what they did during their break. Students go to school and work hard for one hundred eighty days with one goal in mind, summer vacation. Summer vacation is a time for students to escape school and have fun. With this in mind parents often worry about their children being stuck at home. Most parents must also find a childcare facility for when he or she is at work. It is a challenging tasks entrusting your children to a place where strangers are awaiting to watch them. Luckily for the majority of parents living in the district of Flagler County this is no longer an issue. Flagler County runs their own summer camp program, which is run by Flagler Education and Adult …show more content…
In the article, “Sunburned Child,” Mr. Wall is quoted saying “We have staff meetings all the time and we make very clear that they are not allowed to touch the children at all.” Wall said. We’ve had counselors over the years who have said they wish they could put sunscreen on, but they have to follow the rules.” Although there is no law or regulation that actually forbids school employees from touching kids, though there is a code imposing some restrictions. Schools are allowed to touch the students some like to ask for permission though it is not necessary. Flagler County does not apply this rule. When Mr. Wall was asked if there should be exceptions to the laws, his reply was “I don’t, because you’re opening up yourself to a whole can of worms there.” Flagler County Schools attorney Kristy Gavin said “We’ve really reached a situation where you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Do you take the risk of touching a child and having the child tell his parents something else? Or do you just watch and let the child burn?” In this case, the children were taken out of the water and put in a shaded area when the temperature began to increase, but unfortunately it was too …show more content…
Instead, the camp consoler simply asked the child if her or she had sunscreen and went on with their day. Young children in today’s society do not even know their last names. How can you hold the responsibly of something so important in the hands of a child? Any adult/ child worker would have realized the redness on the child’s face was a sign the kindergartner had not or needed more sun screen applied. Is it that the staff is too concerned with enjoying their summer that they are neglecting their children? Or is it the fact that these fellow staff members are too afraid of a law suit? With this information out in the open, more and more parents are now concerned for their child’s well-being. Sun poisoning is very dramatic and hard to recover from. Flagler County summer camp needs to step up their staff, or next year their numbers will start to

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