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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