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Redondo Beach and Rancho Palos Verdes School Head Lice Policies

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Updated on July 17, 2020

Schools in Redondo Beach and Rancho Palos Verdes do NOT adhere to strict "no nit" policies for head lice, but they do differ in how they manage active cases of head lice. 

REDONDO BEACH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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/designee as soon as possible. The nurse/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, he/she shall be excluded from attendance. The parent(s)/guardian(s) of an excluded student shall receive information about recommended treatment procedures and sources of further information. The student shall be allowed to return to school the next day and shall be checked by the nurse/designee before returning to class. Once he/she is determined to be free of lice, the student shall be rechecked weekly for up to six weeks.

Source: Redondo Beach School Board Policy

RANCH PALOS VERDES PUBLIC SCHOOLS

If a student is found with active, adult head lice, he/she 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. Upon the student's return to school, the school nurse or designee shall check the student for active head lice. If it is determined that the student remains infected with head lice, the school nurse or designee shall contact the student's parent/guardian to discuss treatment. As needed, he/she may provide additional resources and/or referral to the local health department, health care providers, or other agencies.

Source: Palo Verde USD Board Policy

After your child is treated by one of our technicians you can send them back to school, confident that the head lice are gone and they are no longer able to tramsmit head lice. So call LiceDoctors in Redondo Beach and Rancho Palos Verdes today at 310-923-9787 . You will be glad you did.