Last week the board of education revised our Lice Policy to permit some students to come to school with nits (lice eggs). Here’s an explanation and how this new policy will be enforced. Patterned after a similar policy at Greenfield schools, students will be permitted to attend school with nits only if they are making progress with the problem. Progress is defined as students who are using the treatment shampoo and working to rid themselves of nits. This policy allows our school nurse to work with our families and their students instead of automatically sending students home and missing out on school work.
Our new policy was recommended by the Highland Co. Health Department and the National Association of School Nurses. This is the same policy adopted by a number of area schools. If you have questions please do not hesitate to call/email me or Laura Johnson, our school nurse.