Runnels | Independent School, Baton Rouge

Lice Policy

Typically lice or pediculosis infestation in school occurs after long break periods. Usually, we will see infestation in lower elementary at the beginning of school and after long breaks like Christmas, Mardi Gras and Spring break. Please be aware that virtually no one is exempt from this parasite. As you know, a parasite needs a host. And this parasite does not discriminate! An infestation is not a sign of cleanliness or social status.

If your child becomes infested, he/she may not return to school until effectively treated and nit free. When you think your child is nit free, accompany your child to the clinic for a lice check to ensure that no viable eggs are present. Also, please check other household family members and treat as necessary to prevent further spread.