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Head Lice

SBLSD follows head lice treatment guidance provided by the TPCHD. The health department's guidance is based on treatment recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN).

Based on this guidance, the following practices are discontinued:

  • whole classroom screening,
  • exclusion for nits or live lice,
  • notification to others except for parents/guardians of students with head lice infestations

Resources for Parents/Guardians

Head lice: What parents need to know —AAP.
How to prevent and control the spread of lice —AAP.
Facing head lice: A guide for families —NASN.