Children with live lice will be sent home and may return to the classroom when lice are no longer active on the scalp. However, if a child as more than three days of absences due to head lice, the Health Team will be contacted so an individualized plan can be developed. The family and the classroom staff will develop a plan to prevent the spread of lice among the other children, while also enabling the affected child to attend school.
This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard 45CFR Section 1304.22 .
It was approved by Policy Council June 10, 1997. February 8, 2005
Revised June 3, 2001, July 2003. June 2009. June 2018
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