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Pomona, Diamond Bar and Claremont School Head Lice Policies

Pomona, Diamond Bar and Claremont School Head Lice Policies
Updated on 
May 23, 2019

Each school board sets the district wide policy for the schools in its purview, and you should always check with your child’s school for the specifics of their policy. The following head lice policies have been compiled for your convenience.

POMONA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Pomona schools do not enforce a “no-nit” policy.

  • PUSD Head Lice Policy/Procedure
  • School employees shall report all suspected cases of head lice to the School Nurse or designee (trained by the School Nurse)
  • The School Nurse or designee shall examine the student by looking closely through the hair and scalp for viable nits or live lice
  • The School Nurse or designee shall re-inspect hair within 7-10 days on documented cases
  • If live (crawling) lice are found on the hair, the parent/guardian shall be notified to pick up the student
  • If only nits are found child will be returned to class with parent notification
  • Parent/guardian shall be provided information on biology of head lice, methods to eliminate occurrence, and directions to examine household contacts for lice and nits
  • School Nurse or designee may examine other students in the classroom most likely to have had direct head to head contact with the affected student
  • Siblings should be checked for live lice
  • Notify parent/guardian to check their child and to treat, if appropriate. Referral resources should be given for treatment
  • Parents/guardians must accompany their child upon returning to school the next day, for examination of their child’s head prior to returning to class (live lice)
  • If the parent/guardian is unable to afford treatment, the student will referred to community health centers
  • Students shall be discouraged from direct head to head contact with other students. The School Nurse or
  • designee shall provide in-service education to staff regarding how to handle nits and/or head lice in the classroom
  • Information about head lice shall be available to all parents/guardians during the school year
  • Staff shall maintain the privacy of students identified as having head lice

Source: PUSD Head Lice Policy/Procedure

 

WALNUT VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Diamond Bar schools, within the Walnut Valley USD do retain a “no-nit” policy with regards to head lice. Meaning, students found to have any nits on their heads will not be allowed to attend classes until they are all removed.

To prevent the spread of head lice infestations, school employees shall report all suspected cases of head lice to the school nurse or designee as soon as possible. The nurse or designee shall examine the student and any siblings of affected students or members of the same household. If nits or lice are found, the student shall be excluded from attendance and parents/guardians informed about recommended treatment procedures and sources of further information.

The Superintendent or designee shall send home the notification required by law for excluded students. (Education Code 48213)

If there are two or more students affected in any class, all students in the class shall be examined, and information about head lice shall be sent home to all parents/guardians of those students.

Staff shall maintain the privacy of students identified as having head lice and excluded from attendance.

Excluded students may return to school when (1) they bring a note from the parent/guardian verifying treatment, and (2) reexamination by the nurse or designee shows that all nits and lice have been removed.

Source: Walnut Valley USD Gamut Online

CLAREMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Claremont schools do not exclude children from school for lice or nits.

The Board of Education believes that the district's head lice management program should emphasize the correct diagnosis and treatment of head lice in order to minimize disruption of the education process and to reduce the number of student absences resulting from infestation. In consultation with the school nurse, the Superintendent or designee may establish a routine screening program to help prevent the spread of head lice.

School employees shall report all suspected cases of head lice to the school nurse or designee as soon as possible. The nurse or designee shall examine the student and other students who are siblings of the affected student or members of the same household.

If a student is found with active, adult head lice, the student 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.

The Superintendent or designee shall send home the notification required by law for excluded students. (Education Code 48213)

The principal and school nurse shall work with the parents/guardians of any student who has been deemed to be a chronic head lice case in order to help minimize the student's absences from school.

When it is determined that two or more students in a class or school are infested with head lice, the principal or designee may, at his/her discretion, notify parents/guardians of students in that class and provide them with information about the detection and treatment of head lice.

Staff shall maintain the privacy of students identified as having head lice and excluded from attendance.

Source Claremont USD Gamut Online

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