Pediculosis (Lice) Guidelines

I. A pediculosis fact sheet can be sent home to all elementary parents requesting that they check their children often for head lice throughout the year.

II. A lice information brochure can be sent home at the nurse's discretion.

III. The school nurse will determine if a child has head lice and/or nits.

A. If live lice and/or nits are found, the student will be excluded immediately.

B. Before a child can be re-admitted to school they must be checked by the school nurse.

*The treatment process and how to clean the environment will be thoroughly explained to parents.

IV. If several children are found with head lice in a school, form letter may be sent home if the principal and school nurse deem that it would be beneficial.

V. Head checks will be conducted as deemed necessary.


1. August/ September inservice teachers regarding head lice.

2. In September all elementary students will be educated about lice with classroom discussion on lice prevention by either the school nurse and/or teacher.


Lice Information from Department of State Health Services

Lice Fact Sheet 1
Lice Fact Sheet 2
Lice Fact Sheet 3
Lice Fact Sheet 4
Lice Fact Sheet 5

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