Carlsbad USD | BP 5141.33 Students
To prevent the spread of head lice infestations, school employees shall report all suspected cases of head lice to the school health technician or designee as soon as possible. The health technician or designee shall examine the student and any siblings of affected students or members of the same household. If lice are found, the student shall be excluded from attendance and parents/guardians informed about recommended treatment procedures and sources of further information.
(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)
(cf. 5141.6 - Student Health and Social Services)
The Superintendent or designee shall send home the notification required by law for excluded students. (Education Code 48213)
(cf. 5112.2 - Exclusions from Attendance)
(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)
If there are two or more students affected in any class, all students in the class may be examined, and information about head lice shall be sent home to all parents/guardians of those students.
Staff shall maintain the privacy of students identified as having head lice and excluded from attendance.
An excluded student may return to school after an effective treatment has been applied per the directions on the product. Nits need to be removed manually.
49451 Physical examinations: parent's refusal to consent
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Lice, Nits, and School Policy, Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, May 2001
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH PUBLICATIONS
Guidelines on Head Lice Prevention and Control for School Districts and Child Care Facilities, 2009
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL NURSES ORGANIZATION
Position Statement: Pediculosis Management, 2005
California Department of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov
California School Nurses Organization: http://www.scno.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Parasitic Disease Information, Head Lice: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/lice
Policy CARLSBAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: July 26, 2006 Carlsbad, California
revised: March 24, 2010