5.60 - Head Lice

  • The school will observe recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding head lice.

    1. Parents are required to notify the school nurse if they suspect their child has head lice.
    2. Infested students will be sent home following notification of the parent or guardian.
    3. The school will provide written instructions to parent or guardian regarding appropriate treatment for the infestation.
    4. A student excluded because of head lice will be permitted to return to school only when the parent or guardian brings the student to school to be checked by the school nurse or building principal and the child is determined to be free of the head lice and eggs (nits). Infested children are prohibited from riding the bus to school to be checked for head lice.

    Cross-References:
    PRESS 7:250 AP1, Measures to Control the Spread of Head Lice at School