I think we all agree that this is an unpleasant topic. Head lice is a HUGE nuisance but is not life threatening. It can affect all sorts of people and is time consuming to treat completely. LISD does have a protocol for lice. The good news is students only have to stay at home until after the initial treatment (which is a quick as a shampoo!) They are allowed to return even if they have nits because removal of all those can take quite a while. If you get a call from me to pick up your student you will get your own personal crash course all about lice. If you find lice on your student I would appreciate a phone call because I do check when they get back to school and a week later. I do keep it all in confidence because I get that it can be embarrassing.