Below is the amended policy for "no
nits". Amendments have been made in red. Please send me any
comments prior to our next board meeting so I can include and changes or be
forwarned as to your issues.
The psychological, social and economical impact of the head
infestations can create a problem with both
the school and the community. Recognizing that from
time to time a varying number of cases exist, it is the policy of the Moretown Elementary School Board to take the
appropriate and necessary measures in order
the loss of instructional time for those students involved and to provide a comfortable and healthy learning
environment for the entire school population
nits shall report this immediately to their
school nurse or building principal.
Any student identified by the school nurse as having head lice
- Any staff member who suspects head lice/
deleted) nits shall be sent home for treatment as soon as possible.
Any student with actual identifiable lice and/or nits shall be
immediately removed from the classroom. The school nurse shall contact the
parent immediately and request that the student is taken home for
All children in the same classroom of an identified active case
(nits or actual
lice) shall be examined by trained personnel. All siblings and close
contacts of the child within the school shall be examined and appropriately
The school nurse will make verbal contacts as well as written
instructions for treatment with the family of each case.
All students shall be readmitted to school after the first treatment
with a signed statement or verbal confirmation from the parent/guardian
stating that initial treatment has been completed.
At the time of his/her return to school but before going to the
classroom, each re-entering student shall be examined by appropriate health
personnel in order to determine that the student’s scalp and hair
shall be free of all evidence of lice and nits (pediculosis).
If the number of cases are considered to be an outbreak or epidemic,
the school nurse and school principal
may contact the Vermont Department of Health for guidance as
to temporarily suspending activities conducive to
close person to person contact or even
suspending school if the outbreak is considered serious enough.
The school nurse shall provide inservice education for staff with
emphasis on diagnosis, treatment and control plans.
The school nurse will initiate educational programs for students as