Dr. Stephen Beck, LiceDoctors’ Medical Director, answers some frequently asked questions about head lice.
This district retains its “no nit” lice policy which stipulates that students with head lice or nits are not permitted in school until they are all clear. In 2014, schools dropped the “no nit” policy but re-instated it due to push-back from concerned parents.
Weston schools have a “no nits” head lice policy, which means they do not allow students in school if there are lice or eggs present on the head. The school lice policy is as follows:
Head lice live solely on the scalp of humans where the conditions are optimal for their survival. Body temperature of about 86°F / 30°C, a humidity of about 90%, and human blood as their food source are what they seek to thrive.