Tracy Public School Lice Protocol

Tracy Public School Lice Protocol

  • When a live lice insect is found the parents will be contacted to request removal from class with education on treatment to be completed that day.

  • Family members of the student will be checked for head lice and a classroom will be checked if three or more cases are found within that classroom. Lice cannot live without a live host – bagging contaminated items for 2 days will kill lice or laundered with high heat.

  • The child may return to class the following day. One treatment should kill the live insect and the combing of nits may take several days. Child will remain in class if nits alone are noted.

  • Incubation period for eggs is 10-14 day and at this time if lice is still present we will recommend the parent re treat the infestation chemically for the second time.

  • A note will be sent home with the grade the live head lice have been found in when three or more cases are present in that grade. 

  • Environmental sprays or chemical cleaners in the classroom, lockers, or on gym mats or other school equipment will not be used as this treatment has not proven to be effective.

  •  The school cannot provide any chemical treatment to a student without parent consent.

  • None of the suggested remedies using common household products (oils, mayonnaise, petroleum jelly..) or chemicals intended for other purposes (kerosene, gasoline…) are very dangerous and have not been shown to be effective.


Approved by: Mr Munson, Mrs Vondracek, Mr Anderson, Mrs Wolske

Please refer to lease links for further education on lice and treatment options