Head Lice Policy

If a child presents with head lice, the child shall be excluded according to the guidelines of the division of School Health.

  • The child may return to school the morning after he or she has been treated with a pediculicide.
  • The child shall present a box top from the pediculicide used.
  • The child shall be examined by the certified school nurse, health assistant, or substitute nurse for remaining lice/ nits and excluded if live lice are present.
  • If a child presents with nits, the parent/ guardian will be contacted for treatment requirements and the student may remain in school until the end of the school day.
  • School nurses in other district buildings will be alerted to possible infestations of siblings and playmates of the infested child.
  • Students in the child’s classroom and playmates may be checked by the nurse.
  • The child shall be checked at appropriate intervals as determined by the nurse.
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