The district had decided to ban the perennial favorite game from its
playgrounds as part of a "hands-off" policy among children meant to
reduce injuries and bullying.
But that announcement brought a deluge of parent complaints and media coverage.
On Friday morning, Superintendent Gary Plano sent out a memo rescinding the policy.
“Tag as we know it and have known it is reinstated,” Plano wrote to parents and staff at Mercer Island Elementary School.
And all is right with the playground world.