header-logotype
7AM - MIDNIGHT | 7/365
BOOK NOW

Howard County School Lice Policies

Howard County School Lice Policies
Updated on 
January 24, 2019

”Infestations

An infestation of the head by the head louse pediculus humanus capitis. Head lice spend their life cycles on the skin of the human host. Lice are spread by direct contact (head to head) with an infested person and by contact with contaminated articles such as brushes, clothing, bedding, hair bows, etc.

Treatment

Lice DO NOT transmit any disease and are considered a “nuisance” problem by both the Center for Disease Control and the HowardCounty Health Department. 

The school system does not routinely send out school-wide notifications of head lice unless greater than 10% of a population has confirmed live lice. Students who have been treated for live lice can return to school with proof of treatment ...even if they still have nits. 

Students with nits or lice

A student with complaints of an itchy scalp will be evaluated by the health room staff. If live lice are found, the parent/guardian will be notified about the need to treat with a pediculocide. “No Nit” policies are no longer indicated by the American Academy of Pediatrics.Therefore, students that present with nits will not be sent home.

Students will be required to show proof of treatment prior to the return of school including but not limited to the prescription or over the counter box. The recommendation is to retreat the student in 7-10 days per the product instructions. 

Health Room staff will check any close contacts such as siblings and/or other students with symptoms. Routine screenings are not recommended.”

Source: Howard County Public Schools

If you are in need of professional lice treatment, LiceDoctors will be at your home as soon as you need us. Just call 443-873-2187 and we will help you. That’s a guarantee!

We provide a friendly in-home lice removal service

Book your appointment today

RECOMMENDED POSTS

Tips for Lice Treatments with Small Children
Updated on 
November 2, 2020

Tips for Lice Treatments with Small Children

There is an art and science to lice removal. Especially when young children are involved. Here are some tips from veteran Head Lice Technician Jessica to make lice treatment go as smoothly as possible.

Read more
Grapevine, Southlake and Keller School Lice Policies
Updated on 
October 27, 2020

Grapevine, Southlake and Keller School Lice Policies

School districts in Texas vary widely in their responses to head lice, and Grapevine, Southlake and Keller are no exception. Always check with your child‘s school health services, but here we provide you with helpful links to access your school policy pages. Grapevine Colleyville ISD Grapevine schools do not adhere to a strict “no nit” policy, parents are encouraged to work closely with their school’s nurse to monitor the effectiveness of their treatment plan.

Read more
Who Gets Head Lice and How Did My Child Get It?
Updated on 
October 27, 2020

Who Gets Head Lice and How Did My Child Get It?

Let’s be clear: ANYONE can get head lice and it is often impossible to pinpoint the source of your child’s infestation, as lice are very prevalent and very contagious. No One is Immune to Head Lice Got hair? If the answer if yes, then you are a candidate for head lice. Even if you have a buzz cut, lice can attach to the hair and remain there. Lice do not discriminate among hair types; if they can reach the hair, they will climb up it to get to the scalp.

Read more
Cart
0