The principal shall send home the notification required by law for excluded students. (Education Code 48213)
If there are one or more students affected in any one classroom, all students in the class shall be examined and information about head lice shall be sent home to all parents/guardians in the class. The class may be re-examined in 10 days if indicated.
Excluded students may return to school when they bring a note from the parent/guardian indicating the treatment used and when reexamination by the nurse or designee shows that all pests and nits have been removed.
The following procedures are to be followed when a student has been found to have head lice:
1. Parents are to be immediately contacted and the student excluded from school in order to receive proper treatment.
Information shall be made available to the parents, including recommendations for treatment with an anti-lice shampoo for the student infested, and the procedures to be followed to eliminate head lice in the home.
2. Upon readmittance of the student to school, the parent shall verify that the student received the necessary treatment and acknowledges that a second treatment is necessary within an 8-10-day period. No child exhibiting nits upon examination by a staff member shall be readmitted. No child will be readmitted without an examination of their hair.
4. If the student is again identified having head lice, the student shall again be excluded. Prior to readmission, the school nurse may schedule a home visit to discuss the procedures to be followed by the parents to eradicate the head lice problem in the home and to verify that the appropriate shampoo treatment has been administered to the student infested.