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AP 329

Head Lice (Pediculosis)


The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that students in the Abbotsford School District who contract head lice (pediculosis) receive prompt and effective treatment.


At the start of each school year, appropriate health-related information on pediculosis should be provided to all elementary school students.

1. The following guidelines will apply to cases of pediculosis:

1.1 The teacher or para-professional will immediately report any suspected cases of pediculosis to the principal.

1.2 Upon receiving a report, the principal will take steps to verify the suspected case.

1.3 Students who have contracted pediculosis may not be permitted to re-enter school until a compliance slip (see AP 329-1 Parent Checklist for Head Lice ) is received by the principal. The compliance slip will indicate that the student has received one treatment followed by a combing, and agreement that the student will receive a second treatment in seven days.

1.4 Any student who has a re-occurrence of pediculosis must also be inspected by the principal or designate and verified to be nit-free before being permitted to return to school.


AP 329-1 Parent Checklist for Head Lice