LPS Studnets No Longer Sent Home For Lice

About 1 percent of Lincoln Public School students get head lice every year but this year, students will stay in school if they get them. The LPS policy used to be to send the child home, but LPS Health Service's spokesperson, Marjorie Theel, says administrators don't want students missing school for something that isn't interfering with learning. Theel says the American Academy of Pediatrics has determined head lice are not dangerous; they do not carry disease. They're just a nuisance.

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