Including a No-Lice Policy into Your School System: The Dos and Don’ts

With kids coming back from their summer holidays, the chances of a lice epidemic are even greater than before. After all, summer is the perfect time for these critters to attack. And the last thing you want is to start the new school year with panicked students and exasperated parents marching straight into your office. As the school principal, it’s become your responsibility to make sure no student suffers because of these bloodthirsty parasites. That’s exactly why you’ve decided to introduce the no-lice policy. But before you do, there are some things you’ll need to take into consideration. These include:

Respecting the Privacy of Every Child

One of the problems kids with head lice face is social alienation, bullying, and harassment. It’s not just at the hands of classmates but teachers as well. This can greatly impact a child’s learning ability. Remember that it’s not a child’s fault if they’ve contracted lice. Head lice have nothing to do with personal hygiene. They prey on blood and they don’t have a preference.

Make Sure to Educate Teachers  

Whether you have thick hair, thin hair, or whether you’re young or old, lice only care about human blood. They also attack sneakily. Playgrounds are the breeding ground for head lice, making schools the perfect place for them to find their next victim. Make sure to educate teachers as well and remind them that it’s not a child’s fault if they’ve contracted lice. In addition, make sure they’re not isolating any child or revealing any lice victims’ names. You need to create a safe learning space for all the students where they won’t fear coming to class every day.

Discreet Lice Screening  

Hire a lice removal clinic that offers head lice screening services. Make sure to hold the screening sessions in the nurse’s office and not reveal the names of students. At Lice Troopers, we make sure no critter or nit is left behind. We use natural products and special combs to get rid of lice in one sitting. After the screening, you can recommend our services to parents so that kids can get the treatments they need. This way, they won’t have to miss school and their education won’t suffer. We also offer in-home treatments for parents who don’t have time to bring their kids to our New York salon. Feel free to call us at 800-403-5423 to book an appointment today. We are open from 8 AM to 9 PM, 7 days a week.