Head Lice

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.
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