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Updated 12/4/12 as follows (accredited to )

Virginia Beach City Public Schools: Head Lice Procedures

Head lice are small insects that can be found on the head, and live close to the human scalp. Head lice are not known to spread disease. Head lice have difficulty attaching firmly to smooth or slippery surfaces like plastic, metal, polished synthetic leathers and other similar materials. Head lice cannot hop or fly and are spread by direct contact with the hair of an infested person.

Head Lice Education Handout

Identification of student with head lice infestation by the school nurse

A student is identified with head lice infestation when the school nurse has identified live lice on the student’s head, and/or nits are found within ¼ inch of the base of the hair shafts (scalp).

  • Screening, recommendations, and communication will be managed in a discreet manner to maintain student’s confidentiality and privacy rights.
  • Exclusion; the student will not return to class, the parent/guardian will be contacted, and must pick the student up from school.
  • Treatment recommendations; the student must receive treatment for head lice before returning to school.
  • Parent/guardian education; the student’s parent/guardian receives a copy of the Head Lice (Pediculosis) Education Handout. In elementary schools K-5, if 1 case of head lice infestation is identified in a classroom, A notification letter to parents/guardians, and a Head Lice (Pediculosis) Education Handout will be distributed to all students in that particular classroom.
  • Return to school; upon arrival, the student must report to the clinic, and the nurse will recheck the student to rule out continued head lice infestation.
  • Follow-up; the student will be rechecked by nurse in 14 days.
  • In elementary schools K-5, if evidence of greater than 1 case of head lice infestation is obtained by the school nurse, the nurse will complete head lice checks on all students in that particular classroom.

Contact your school nurse if you have any additional questions or concerns.

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