Head Lice/ Bed Bugs

Head Lice

JCPS head lice procedures have been developed according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and in collaboration with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. Head lice do not spread disease. The most common symptom is itching. Scratching can lead to irritation, so it is important for a child to be treated. Still, there is no public health risk from head lice infestation or exposure.

Head Lice Guidelines for Staff

Nits Flowchart

Head Lice Flowchart

Head Lice Advice Packet for Parent/Guardian (English)

Head Lice Advice Packet for Parent/Guardian (Spanish)

Eliminating Lice in the Class                                                                                

Treating the Home Environment

Head Lice Forms and Letters

Classroom Exposure Letter

Nits Only Notice

Lice Exclusion Notice

Healthcare Provider Release to Return to School

Intervention Form

Head Lice Conference Referral Form

Head Lice Log

Bed Bugs

For information on JCPS procedures for bed bugs, refer to the Safety and Environmental Services website.

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