School districts set their own policies when it comes to lice.
What is a “No Nit” Policy?
A “no nit” policy means that children are not allowed in school with any nits (lice eggs) in the hair. School staff will oftentimes perform a head check on children returning to school after they have treated for lice, to ensure there are no nits present.
What is a “No Live Lice” Policy?
A “no live lice” policy means that children with nits may stay in school, however, students with live bugs will be sent home.
What is a “Live Lice and Nits” Allowed Policy?
Children with live lice and nits may remain in school as lice are not considered a health concern.