Management of head lice involves a three-step process:
One: Identification and treatment with a special lice shampoo
- All cases of head lice infestation should be reported to the school nurse.
- Parents should check their children for head lice as part of their daily hygiene.
- If lice are detected, the child(ren) should be treated with head lice shampoo.
- The school nurse will conduct head lice inspections whenever necessary during the school year.
- When head lice are detected, a general notice regarding the presence of head lice will go to all homes with students in the classroom(s) involved.
Two: Nits must be removed
- Parents/guardians are responsible for the manual removal of lice eggs (nits).
Three: Environmental measures
- Parent education and information will be provided as needed.
- The school nurse will assess the need to screen other students.
- The treated student will be checked in one week and periodically by the nurse.
- The nurse will review school environmental factors with appropriate school staff.