USD 470 requires that all students who have lice will be excluded from school until they have been treated with a pediculocide.
Students will be checked for evidence of lice when referred to the nurse or designee by a staff member or parent.
Siblings or those living in the same household of those identified will also be examined.
After identifying students with lice, the student will be removed from the classroom immediately and parents/guardians notified.
Upon arrival of the parent/guardian, the family member will be informed of the school policy.
Upon readmission, the student will be examined and will be lice-free prior to readmission to school.
Proof of pediculocide treatment must be provided to the nurse or their designee:
Receipt for the pediculocide.
Visual evidence of pediculocide treatment materials.
Students who have been identified as having lice will be monitored by the school nurse or designee. The student will be rechecked upon admission and weekly until they have no evidence of lice infestation for three consecutive checks.
Students are allowed no more than four excused days per semester for the treatment of head lice.