Missouri City and Sugar Land School Lice Policies

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Missouri City and Sugar Land (Fort Bend ISD)

This district allows children with nits to remain in school but takes a proactive stance in helping families to eradicate cases of head lice.

Fort Bend ISD: “Head lice, although not an illness or a disease, is very common among children and is spread very easily through head-to-head contact during play, sports, or nap time and when children share things like brushes, combs, hats, and headphones. If careful observation indicates that a student has head lice, the school nurse will contact the student’s parent to determine whether the child will need to be picked up from school and to discuss a plan for treatment with an FDA-approved medicated shampoo or cream rinse. … After the student has undergone one treatment, the parent should check in with the school nurse to discuss the treatment used. The nurse can also offer additional recommendations, including subsequent treatments and how best to eliminate lice and prevent their return. Notice will also be provided to parents of elementary school students in the affected classroom.” Source Fort Bend ISD Handbook (Page 86)

Lamar Consolidated ISD: “It is important for parents to monitor their children for the presence of head lice and report any live lice or nits to the school nurse. … Children should be screened regularly at home to monitor and identify any new cases. … If a student is found to have live lice during the school day, the school nurse will contact the student’s parent/guardian and discuss a plan of treatment. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) recommends treatment with a FDA-approved medicated shampoo or cream rinse. Once the student has received treatment then the parent should contact the school nurse. The nurse may also then offer additional recommendations, including subsequent treatments and information to best eliminate lice and prevent their return. An official lice notification letter will be sent home informing parents/guardian if there is an occurrence of lice in the elementary classrooms only.” Source: Lamar ISD Handbook (Page 31)

If you find that your child has head lice, give us a call in the Missouri City and Sugar Land area at 713-976-6116 . We will have a lice technician at your home when you want us. Treatments are covered under most FSA and HSA plans and under some insurance plans. LiceDoctors provides safe, chemical free, effective treatment in the privacy of your own home