Head Lice

looking at a head with a comb and magnifying glass

Shawnee Mission School District head lice procedures
Routine screenings for head lice are not conducted. If head lice is identified at school, the nurse will notify the parent/guardian of the need for treatment. The student will be checked by the nurse upon return to school for the presence of live lice. Students will not be allowed to return to school if live lice are present. Students will be checked at regular intervals for up to two weeks until nits are not present or nits are no longer viable/hatching.

Head Lice American Academy of Pediatrics
Head Lice CDC
Head Lice KDHE
Head Lice National Association of School Nurses
Head Lice Information for Parents