HERNDON AND RESTON SCHOOLS These school districts have dropped their “no nit” lice policies. “With the start of the school year just around the corner, the Fairfax County Public School system is ensuring that students are as safe as they can be with the rise of head lice. According to the FDA, each year between six and 12 million children in the U.S. get head lice, and this year, FCPS is implementing their head lice prevention policies. ‘Whenever school comes back into session is when we tend to see the most cases; when school starts in the fall, [and] when you come back after vacation.
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In the Richmond, Virginia area, schools generally maintain “no nit” policies which is in line with advice from the National Pediculosis Association in Newton, MA. Current recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses encourage schools to become more lenient regarding allowing children with “nits only” to remain in school. These organizations insist that children are missing too much school and that by the time their case is discovered in school, the lice have already been in the head for weeks.