Pleasanton Unified School District: Go back to previous Head Lice Procedure.
  • Petitioned Parvin Ahmadi

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Superintendent of Schools
Parvin Ahmadi

Pleasanton Unified School District: Go back to previous Head Lice Procedure.

    1. Lisa Swartzendruber
    2. Petition by

      Lisa Swartzendruber

      Pleasanton, CA

There are many reasons for this but one of the biggest is that as parents we have a right to be notified if our children are being exposed to head lice.

To:
Parvin Ahmadi, Superintendent of Schools
Go back to previous Head Lice Procedure. That policy had a lot of good proactive points which included notifying parents when lice was found in their child's class room. This is important so parents can do extra self-check procedures and remind their children on things they should or should not be doing. The new procedure is completely reactive and will cause a larger infestation.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    News

    1. Meeting Scheduled for all Concerned Parents

      Lisa Swartzendruber
      Petition Organizer
      PUSD E-Connection-Head Lice Information Meeting

      Head lice is an ongoing issue in school communities. The District has realigned its Head Lice procedure with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Parents are invited to an informational meeting to hear from District nurses.

    2. Reached 250 signatures
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      Lisa Swartzendruber
      Petition Organizer
      Pleasanton Schools New Lice Procedures Sparks Petition

      New lice guidelines in Pleasanton schools are causing parents to scratch their heads, even prompting one parent to start a petition asking officials to revert back to the original set of on-campus guidelines. For further details on the new lice procedures at the Pleasanton Unified School District view our previous post: The petition by Lisa Swartzendruber can be found on Change.org.

    4. Reached 25 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Christine Lombardi PLEASANTON, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      My children are battling their 2nd round of lice this school year. We know where it came from, and we know that the policies are not reinforcing prevention and proper treatment. Which, by the way, is ridiculously expensive.

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    • Carolyn Mazzanti CASTRO VALLEY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      As a former Day Care Director for over 25 years, I can tell you that head lice can spread very quickly. Informing parents of potential outbreaks is important in helping getting the outbreak under control. Parents/guardians will then perform self-checks and treat if needed AND educate their children on ways to protect themselves. Treating lice in the very early stages is a whole lot easier than waiting until the entire class of students are infected.

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    • Carolyn Mazzanti CASTRO VALLEY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I disagree with not informing parents of an outbreak. As a former Day Care Director, I can tell you first hand how fast lice can spread. Informing parents/guardians of potential lice outbreaks can prevent further issues because parents will be doing self checks and educating their children about how to prevent and protect them from lice.

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    • Sheryl Thompson PLEASANTON, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      What? This new policy will NOT be helpful to any of us, Families, extended family & teachers. Please bring the previous Head Lice Notification procedure back. DO NOT change. KEEP PREVIOUS Head lice procedure.

      Thank you

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    • Michael Rasmussen PLEASANTON, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      It is important that everyone in the class is informed that there is a child that has lice in the class so that should another child get lice that all of the parents are diligent about checking for head lice.

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