Crocker Elementary follows the Oakland Unified School District Board policies AR 5141 33 and BP 5141 for handling all cases of head lice discovered at school. Here is a letter written by the principal about the topic: lice-general-letter-for-families-2016.
Crocker and the district define a healthy and safe environment as one in which adults work together to provide the following environmental factors established by current research as necessary for the health and well-being of students with head lice:
- Educating staff, students, and parents/guardians about head lice.
- Establishing evidence based management for students with head lice.
The goals of providing a healthy and safe environment for students with head lice are to:
Maximize academic performance.
Minimize absence due to unnecessary exclusion of students with head lice.