It is the policy of this District to monitor the students to prevent the spread or infestation of pediculosis. The District will conduct a head check screenings as needed.

Students with lice or nits shall be removed from the classroom and sent home for treatment. Information regarding proper treatment and care will be furnished to the parent/guardian. The parent/guardian/emergency contact will be asked to pick up the student from school. If no one is able to pick up the student, the student will remain under the supervision of the school nurse or office staff until arrangements for transportation are made.

Students may return to school only when the treatments have been given and the hair is nit free. A written explanation including identification (label) of the substance used for treatment and verification of the removal of nits by the parent or guardian may be requested. The student may be readmitted to school after a repeat head check shows no evidence of head lice or nits. The head check will be repeated weekly until the student shows no evidence of head lice or nits in two consecutive inspections.

Legal Ref: Wisconsin Statutes

Section 252.21 [Communicable disease reporting]
Wisconsin Administrative Code
HSS 145.06 [Special disease control measures: pediculosis}

First Reading: August 4, 2009
Second Reading: August 18, 2009
Approved: August 18, 2009

For the Board of Education: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Sue Giovanni, Member