What actions do they take when students have head lice?


Alister Doyle, Noodle Advisor

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Here is a link to the school's head lice policy (page 33), which states:

The school nurse will screen students suspected of having head lice. If live lice are found on a student, the parent/guardian will be called and asked to pick his or her child up from school. The nurse will inform the parent/guardian of appropriate treatment for head lice including application of pediculocide, removal of nits, and environmental controls. The student may return to school when:

  • Twenty-four hours have passed since the initial treatment with a pediculocide
  • Re-examination of student’s scalp by the school nurse indicates the absence of live lice.

The school nurse will then examine the student’s scalp twice a week, for a period of two weeks, following his/her return to school.

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