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Head lice

This information provides guidance to principals regarding the management of head lice infestations (pediculosis) in schools.

The presence of head lice is a very common childhood occurrence in the community. The primary responsibility for the management and treatment of head lice in students belongs with parents.

In some schools, the management of head lice infestations is a recurring and challenging matter. It requires commitment from the whole school community in a concerted effort to treat outbreaks and minimise transmission. Communication and support within the school community can be conducive to minimising future infestations. Individual schools determine the level of treatment assistance offered to parents in consultation with the school community.

Whole-of-school approach

When facilitating a whole-of-school approach to the management of head lice:

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