George Earhart, the assistant superintendent for administration with the Augusta County Schools, said Chapstick is considered an over-the-counter medication by the school board. The board has a policy regarding such medicines. He said Chapstick could be allowed if a physician asked for a student to use it, and it was administered by a school nurse.If you were lured off by the link to read the story, rejoice in the first comment posted there. It's a gem.
John Armstrong · Project Accountant at Shafer, Kline & Warren
I say fight absurdity with absurdity. Get all 680 students to have a doctors permission to use Chapstick. That requires the school to store all 680 tubes, individually labled to prevent cross-contamination, and have all 680 students line up so the school nurse can apply it for them. That should make the point well enough.
Chapstick: a gateway drug.