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