Does the word lice make your head itch?
Unfortunately there are at least a few cases of a lice infestation every school year. This information is being provided to assist in the prevention, detection and treatment of head lice.
Lice do not come about because a person is “dirty” as stated by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Almost anyone can get head lice. Head lice are not a health hazard or sign of poor hygiene.
Children attending preschool or elementary school, and those who live with them, are the most commonly affected.
Head Lice (California Department of Public Health
Head Lice Management in Schools (National Association of School Nurses)
Head Lice (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
No-Panic Guide to Head Lice Treatment (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
Head Lice: What Parents Need to Know (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Local Lice Clinic
Lice Clinics of America - Modesto
LUSD School Board Policy