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School Wellness Policy

School Wellness Policy file attached below.

School Head Lice Policy

October 26, 2016

Several students have been sent home from the district recently with head lice. We wanted to take this opportunity to share our district policy with all parents. According the the school handbook page 22, the policy is as follows:

Head Lice


The school will observe recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding head lice.

1. Parents are required to notify the school nurse if they suspect their child has head lice.

2. Infested students will be sent home following notification of the parent or guardian.

3. The school will provide written instructions to parent or guardian regarding appropriate treatment for the infestation.

4. A student excluded because of head lice will be permitted to return to school only when the parent or guardian brings the student to school to be checked by the school nurse or building principal and the child is determined to be free of the head lice and eggs (nits). Infested children are prohibited from riding the bus to school to be checked for head lice.

Treatment instructions can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html

If you should have any questions, feel free to contact the school.