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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY SCHOOL POLICY

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY SCHOOL POLICY
Updated on 
December 29, 2018

In Prince George’s County, the schools have a “no nit” policy in place and will send kids home who have nits (eggs).

“Children who have visible live lice or nits tightly attached at the scalp will be excluded from school at the end of the school day until the first treatment is completed. Egg cases farther from the scalp are easier to see but tend to be empty or nonviable and are of no consequence. The school nurse will inform the principal or designee of any active cases of pediculosis in the school. The school nurse will also check siblings and close friends of the infested child and may notify school nurses in other schools where siblings may attend. Parents will be notified preferably by phone or by note at the end of the school day. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that in an elementary school the most efficient way to deal with the problem is to notify the parents of all of the children in the affected child’s classroom, asking that they check their child’s scalp at home. The school nurse will send home a Head Lice Fact Sheet from the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and a letter to parents of students in the index child’s classroom. Students will be readmitted to school with proof of treatment.”

 

Reference: www.pgcps.org

 

Note, LiceDoctors recommends that parents speak to their school nurse to be sure that they (the parents) are up to date on the school’s lice policy. If your child has head lice, LiceDoctors can eradicate the case at any stage. Call us day or night at 240-720-7491.

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