Lice Information

Head lice, although not an illness or a disease, is very common among children and is spread through head-to-head contact during play, sports, and when children share items like combs, hats, brushes, and headphones.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics, children diagnosed with live head lice are to be treated as soon as possible and return to class after appropriate treatment has begun. Nits may persist after treatment but successful treatment should kill crawling lice.  


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be utilized as a resource for treatment and prevention of lice.  Treatment options can be found at and prevention tips at