District Policy on Head Lice
While a nuisance, head lice do not pose a public health risk. Consistent with accepted medical knowledge, no healthy child will be excluded from school due to an active case of head lice or the presence of nits (louse eggs). Children identified by the school nurse as having an active infestation of head lice will be sent home at the end of the day and their parents will be informed by the school nurse of their condition and advised to begin treatment.
In the event regulations and procedures are developed implementing this policy, the superintendent will work with the district's medical director or one or more school nurses to ensure those regulations or procedures are consistent with accepted medical knowledge and best nursing practice.