Lousy kids — that is children being treated for head lice — don’t have to miss school in some Ohio districts, reports the Columbus Dispatch. Schools have decided lice are a nuisance but not a public health threat.
Some, including South-Western, ban students from class — often for days or weeks — until all signs of lice, including the eggs, or nits, are gone. Other districts, including Columbus and Westerville, say kids can’t afford to miss so much school, so students are permitted to stay in class even while they are being treated for an infestation.
In Columbus, officials say they have seen no increase in lice since the district relaxed its policy several years ago.
Via Education Gadfly.
At my daughter’s elementary school, nobody missed more than a day for head lice. Every class had a volunteer mom serving as “lice monitor” who checked that nits had been combed out.
I believe that a head lice movie should be part of all anti-teen pregnancy campaigns. Call it “Scared Celibate.”