Local School Lice Policies
San Antonio, Texas and Surrounding Area “My daughter has missed 3 days of school. She can’t afford to miss any more, but the nurse won’t let her back. I treated her with that chemical shampoo and combed for hours but the nurse keeps finding a few more nits every day. What is the policy for getting children into school when they have had head lice? Why can’t I get rid of those eggs?” Dee R. in San Antonio Dee’s situation regarding head lice help in San Antonio is very common and the answer is two-pronged.
Birdville Independent School District North Richland Hills and Haltom City share the Birdville Independent School district, and they continue to enforce a strict “no nit“ policy in contrast to updated recommendations by the CDC and National Association of School Nurses. “Children found with evidence of head lice or nits will be excluded from school. They may be readmitted after treatment with a medicated pediculicide shampoo or an alternative treatment and all nits have been removed.
Santa Barbara Unified School District Santa Barbara schools maintain the same lice policy as Oxnard schools, which allows students with active lice to remain in school until the end of the day and then then child must go home to be treated.