Stephanie Noonan 0

Lice Notification in QPS

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As of this year the QPS policy states parents will not be notified of lice in the schools. They are concerned with hysteria, chaos, unnecessary absences and embarrassment.

Although studies have shown lice is not frequently transmitted in school, I am concerned the study is flawed due to it including ALL school age children. Our littles are still loving eachother and playing closely (which is wonderful, but risks transmitting lice).

I would like the policy to revert back to notices being sent out when a child has active lice. This will not prevent lice being spread but it can give parents a chance to catch it early and take precautionary measures. Daily checks when there is a lice outbreak can help parents catch it and get rid of it early. Parents will also be able to secure their child's hair up and spray with product to help reduce their risk.

Lice is time consuming and a finacial burden for many parents. Notification can help parents stay on top of it and help shorten the lice's stay in our schools.

I'm attending a school committee meeting tomorrow and want to show a support for this change.

Please only sign if you have a child currently in QPS, as I want it to be relevant. Thank you.

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