Head Lice Policy and Management Program
Good student health is vital to successful learning. Head lice (Pediculosis) are an ongoing problem in schools. And while head lice do not carry or spread disease, it is an uncomfortable and disruptive condition. The NYC Department of Health currently has a strict “No Nits” policy that states that children with head lice or nits are not allowed to attend school until they are completely free of both, as determined by a qualified professional. It is the responsibility of the school staff to enforce this policy.
To ensure that every PS11 classroom is a healthy learning environment, the PTA has worked with the school to create an appropriate, effective, and standardized head lice management program. The PTA has committed to providing school-wide lice inspections twice a year — as close to the beginning of the school year as possible, and after the Winter Recess. Early detection and treatment of head lice can prevent further infestation in both individual classrooms and throughout the school.