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WCSC Lice Position Statement

Wawasee Community School Corporation 

Position Statement - Head Lice

Head lice rarely (if ever) cause direct harm, and they are not known to transmit disease from person-to-person. Thus, they should not be considered a medical or a public health problem. They are mainly acquired by direct head-to-head contact with an infested person’s hair but may infrequently be transferred with shared combs, hats and other hair accessories. They do not jump or fly.


Our goal is to educate parents, staff and students regarding the scientific facts of head lice and to support and work closely with parents and their students who are found to have head lice. Parents are requested to focus on the education and proper treatment of their child should an incident of head lice occur.  Parents are requested to notify the school nurse when head lice are found on their child. 


It is our position that head lice should not disrupt a student’s education or their school attendance.  When the school nurse is made aware of live lice, she will address the situation with a parent contact and the use of an electronic lice comb.  


Our school nurses are a valuable resource to families, offering up-to-date head lice information.


Q and A for Nursing Staff

Possible Questions for Our Nursing Staff


QWhat is the policy for students bringing medication to school?
A
Students must bring medication to school nurse in the original container, labeled with a prescription label.  Also needed is a signed consent from the parent to dispense the medication to their student.
 QCan my student carry an inhaler with them at school?
A
Yes. The building school nurse needs to have the inhaler form signed by the doctor, student and parent.

QAre you confused about Immunization requirements for school attendance?
A
Please see the linked flyer from the Indiana State Department of Health 

Uninsured families, All vaccinations are available FREE at the Health Department in Warsaw . 
The Health Department is located in the K21 Health Services Pavillion at 1515 Provident Drive, Suite 160, Warsaw. 574-267-7028. 
Hours are Mon., Wed., and Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm & 1:15pm -3:30pm 
Evening clinic is the first Monday of the month 4:00pm to 6:00pm. 

Please take a copy of your child's immunization record with you.

If insured, you and your child may schedule a immunization appointment at a local pharmacy.

Links to Public Health Information

Indiana Department of Health
Kosciusko County Health Department
For hours and location
The Center for Disease Control