I just sent home my first lice notice of the year today! I'm
in California and someone in the office does lice checks. If
someone has lice, their family is contacted and the student
has to be treated (and re-checked by the office staff) before
they can come back to school. We also send home notices to
all students if a case of lice is identified in the classroom.
A couple of years ago I had a TREMENDOUS problem. Lots of
family members in my classroom, lots of sleepover friends,
lots of students in community plays (they were sharing wigs,
hats, etc.). The local lice- removing business was charging
$100/hour for delousing. All the boys ended up having their
hair shaved off and the girls came to school with LOTS of
product in their hair. Good Luck..
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