Updated on July 17, 2020
The Alhambra and San Marino Public School districts encourage treatment of head lice that keeps student absences at a minimum. They do not have a “no nit” policy in their schools in accordance with recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and National Association of School Nurses (NASN).
Their policy states:
If a student is found with active, adult head lice, he/she shall be allowed to stay in school until the end of the school day. The parent/guardian of any such student shall be given information about the treatment of head lice and encouraged to begin treatment of the student immediately and to check all members of the family. The parent/guardian also shall be informed that the student shall be checked upon return to school the next day and allowed to remain in school if no active head lice are detected. Upon the student's return to school, the school nurse or designee shall check the student for active head lice. If it is determined that the student remains infected with head lice, the school nurse or designee shall contact the student's parent/guardian to discuss treatment. As needed, he/she may provide additional resources and/or referral to the local health department, health care providers, or other agencies.
Source: Pasadena USD Board Policy
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