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Katy Independent School District

Health Services

​​​Head Lice


Head Lice are not a public threat, they do not carry communicable disease.  The Texas Department of State Health Services does not track cases of head lice in schools. Currently, the district recognizes that an active head lice infestation may create a difficult learning environment for the affected student(s) and as a result, the district maintains a program to identify and eliminate live head lice.

Head checks are made whenever symptoms are noted to be present.  Parents are notified immediately if their children have evidence of live head lice.  Parents are encouraged to promptly pick up their child and treat the condition.  If the parent cannot come for his/her child, the telephone number of a relative, neighbor, or friend who can must be on file in the school office.  Parents should contact their medical provider for methods of treatment.

A parent should accompany the child to school upon his return.  The child must report to the clinic before going to class and is not cleared to return to class until their head has been rechecked by the nurse and found to be free of live lice.  If any live lice are found in the child's hair, he/she will be sent home until no evidence of live lice exists.  Nit removal, though tedious, is the most effective way to eliminate lice.

Thank you for your help and cooperation, so that your child's education will not be interrupted.  The most effective screening occurs at home.


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