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Head Lice Management

Head Lice Management

Scott County Health Department and the Scott County Decategorization Program have worked together with staff from the Scott County school districts and non-public schools to revise head lice guidelines. In 2008, the guidelines were released and approved by the superintendents from all four Scott County school districts. The guidelines were based on national best practices and research.

This information was designed to be family friendly and sensitive to individual needs. The number one goal of these guidelines is to support families and keep kids where they need to be…in school!

Highlights:

  • Children will be screened at school if lice are suspected or as a result of a reported case. General classroom screenings are not recommended.
  • A trained health professional, such as a school nurse, will decide when screening is needed.
  • School staff will let families know the same day if their child has been identified with head lice.
  • School staff will not notify other students and families if there is one case of head lice in the classroom. If there are many cases of head lice in the classroom families and students will then be notified.
  • Staff will provide parents with educational resources about head lice treatment including the “Getting Rid of Head Lice: 14 Day Treatment” brochure.

The Plan:

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