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5143 Head Lice (Pediculosis)

Adoption Date: 11/17/2011
5000 - Students

5143 Head Lice (Pediculosis)
Regulation Info: 5143R

The Board of Education recognizes that management of head lice depends upon prompt case identification, effective treatment and education regarding preventing the spread of them. It is the policy of this school district that when a student is identified with head lice, the parents will be notified and asked to pick up the child at school, and will be provided with instructions regarding the treatment of head lice. The student may be readmitted to school the following day, provided that appropriate treatment has been given and no evidence of live lice is found upon examination by the school. In recognition of the fact that the management of head lice should not substantially disrupt the education process, the school district does not have a “no nit” policy. Notwithstanding the “no nit” policy, the school district reserves the right, in the event of a widespread infestation in a class or school, upon the recommendation of the School Physician, to exclude students from school if there are viable lice eggs (nits) in their hair.