Schools in the Mesa area have come into alignment with current advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses; they do not hold to a strict “no nit” policy. The school health office does not do classroom screenings. They are strongly discouraged by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses Screening should be performed only when students demonstrate symptoms. Head lice is not an unusual condition in children and has nothing to do with cleanliness. Anyone can get head lice.
Before you send your child off to an overnight with their friends, you should know how lice are transmitted. You may have read about kids getting lice from combs, brushes, backpacks, bedding, furniture, etc. While you can get lice from these objects, it is not that likely. Here a veteran LiceDoctors Technician shares some tips to reduce head lice transmisson at sleepovers.