Head Lice

Head Lice Procedures

"Head lice can be a nuisance but they have not been shown to spread disease.  Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice," according to the CDC. 

Upon suspicion that a child is experiencing the presence of lice, the school nurses will: 

  • Screen the child and inform the parent by the end of the school day if the child is affected. 
  • Share recommended treatment procedures and ask to be informed once they have been completed. 
  • Recheck the child after the treatment and inform the parent about the discovery of any live lice.  Repeat as needed. 

The district encourages parents to read more about how to recognize and treat head lice at the National School Nurses' Association Lice Lessons.

The American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report on Head Lice offers additional information about diagnosis and treatment. 

Any further questions can be directed to your child's nurse.