No parent ever wants to get "the call" from the school nurse that their chld has head lice.
If live bug(s) are found, parents will be called to pick up their student as soon as possible. If parents are not available to pick up their child, the child can remain in class for the day. If they ride the ride the bus, they will be allowed to go home on the bus. The student will be excluded the next day if treatment for lice has not been initiated and all live lice have not been removed.
Though not exclusively a childhood occurence, most people affected by lice are young. Head lice can be a nuisance but have not been shown to cause disease and are not a sign of poor hygiene.
Wichita Public Schools follow the guidelines of the Kansas Classroom Handbook of Communicable Diseases for head lice.
These guidelines agree with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Head Lice Information for Schools from the CDC.
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