Revise the School District of Upper Dublin's Head Lice Guidelines


While in accordance with CDC guidelines, the current head lice policy in effect in the Upper Dublin School District does not provide for effective communication regarding this problem. 

Because of this, the School District's lice guidelines have proven to be ineffective in preventing the spread of lice.  The FWES community has had to endure the wide-spread effects of social stigma, emotional and financial distress, distraction from the educational process, and disruption of daily home routines.

With the goal of improving the policy, we the undersigned respectfully request the following changes:   1)  school-wide notification of head lice cases, to include parents & staff;  2)  follow-up head checks of infested students by school nurse two weeks after initial report of  infestation.

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    Salim, Russian Federation

    2 years ago Comments: The school board did ltisen to our statement and they actually had a little discussion about the comments made. Bill Jones did state that checks have not been done at the school for around 8 yrs. I would like to correct Mr. Jones that head checks have been done every year maybe not school wide checks but class head checks when a lice case had been found. I would like parents to have correct information.
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    German, United States

    2 years ago Comments: Bill Jones plainly sttaed at the school board meeting I hate to break this to you but lice checks have not happened in about 8 yrs So with that statement parents who are very informed needed clarification on class checks or whole school head checks. I was simply noting that class checks have been happening every year but building wide checks have not. The parents are simply asking that these class checks continue and to be proactive in the fight against lice. We know the board says when warranted but when will that actually be?
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    Steelo, United States

    2 years ago Comments: It's nice to see the beginning of batenr between board and parents. This would be most appreciated if it were carried over at meetings as well. The general feeling is that parents' opinion, regarding their own children, is heavily disregarded; current case in point being the new lice policy. Such clarification might not be necessary if there were to be open and candid discussions prior to such impacting decisions. One would assume that since corrections are being made regarding policy on classroom checks, that the public might also then be given an answer to last night's question, Is policy being upheld, regarding checking to see that students have been treated, prior to heading back into the classroom? , as current policy states.
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