It has been the practice of the district to send students home when they show evidence of lice or nits and require them to be nit free before returning to school. This has resulted in many children missing an excessive number of days of school for unnecessary reasons according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The district procedures state that students will be sent home only when they present with live lice. If they are free of live lice they may return to class. The nurses no longer examine all students in a class when lice is reported. Questions regarding the district’s procedure for addressing the presence of lice should be directed to the nurse at the school your son/daughter attends.