Quick Links to Solano County and Yolo County School District Head Lice Policies

Solano and Yolo County School Lice Policies

Lice Wizard’s Quick Links to Solano County and Yolo County School District Head Lice Policies

So you may have a lice infestation. Although it is a normal part of life, it can cause a bit of an upheaval in the household and disrupt schedules. Time missed from work or school can be stressful financially and can impact grades. Besides the overall creepy-crawlies some get, a head lice infestation can be treated quickly and efficiently.

The America Association of Pediatricians advises their pediatricians that children do not need to miss school. The Center for Disease Control* gives schools the same advice. However, it is important that you read and know your individual school district policy. School head lice policies may vary or may not be updated. That said, it could differ from what the medical experts advise.

Vacaville Unified School District in Solano County Lice Policy

The Governing Board recognizes that head lice infestations among students require treatment but do not pose a risk of transmitting disease. The Superintendent or designee shall encourage early detection and treatment in a manner that minimizes disruption to the educational program and reduces student absences. The Superintendent or designee may distribute information to parents/guardians of preschool and elementary students regarding routine screening, symptoms, accurate diagnosis, and proper treatment of head lice infestations.

The Superintendent or designee also may provide related information to school staff. School employees shall report all suspected cases of head lice to the school nurse or designee as soon as possible. If a student is found with
active, adult head lice, he/she may 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 infested 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.

If a student is found consistently infested with head lice, he/she may be referred to a multidisciplinary team, which may consist of the school nurse, representatives from the local health department and social services, and
other appropriate individuals, to determine the best approach for identifying and resolving problems contributing to the student’s head lice infestations.
When it is determined that two or more students in a class or school are infested with head lice the principal or designee may, at his/her discretion, notify parents/guardians of students in that class or school and provide them
with information about the detection and treatment of head lice. Staff shall maintain the privacy of students identified as having head lice.

Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District in Solano County Lice Policy

The Governing Board recognizes that head lice infestations among students require treatment but do not pose a risk of transmitting disease. The Superintendent or designee shall encourage early detection and treatment in a manner that minimizes disruption to the educational program and reduces student absences. 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 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.

Davis Joint Unified School District in Yolo County Lice Policy

The Governing Board recognizes that head lice infestations among students require treatment but do not pose a risk of transmitting disease. The Superintendent or designee shall encourage early detection and treatment in a manner that minimizes disruption of the education program and reduces student absences.

The Superintendent or designee may distribute information to parents/guardians of preschool and elementary students regarding routine screening, symptoms, accurate diagnosis, and proper treatment of head lice infestations. The Superintendent or designee also may provide related information to school staff.

School employees shall report all suspected cases of head lice to the school nurse or designee as soon as possible. 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.

If a student is found consistently infested with head lice, he/she may be referred to a multidisciplinary team, which may consist of the school nurse, representatives from the local health department and social services, and other appropriate individuals, to determine the best approach for identifying and resolving problems contributing to the student’s head lice
infestations.

When it is determined that one or more students in a class or school are infested with head lice, the principal or designee may, at his/her discretion, notify parents/guardians of students in that class or school and provide them with information about the detection and treatment of head lice. Staff shall maintain the privacy of students identified as having head lice.

Winters Joint Unifies School District in Yolo County Lice Policy

The Board of Trustees recognizes that head lice infestations among students require treatment but do not pose a risk of transmitting disease. The Superintendent or designee shall encourage early detection and treatment in a manner that minimizes disruption to the educational program and reduces student absences. 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.

When it is determined that one or more students in a class or school are infested with head lice, the principal or designee may, at his/her discretion, notify parents/guardians of students in that class or school and provide them with information about the detection and treatment of head lice. Staff shall maintain the privacy of students
identified as having head lice and excluded from attendance.

*Lice is not a disease and lice do not spread disease, it is managed by Center for Disease Control.

If you think you or a family member may have lice and have questions about treatment, call or text Lice Wizard at 650-338-9958. For general information feel free to contact us by filling out our online form.