Changing the Policy of Lice In School District Sd71

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https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/parent-launches-petition-criticizing-head-lice-policies-in-comox-valley-schools/

https://www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/35847/petition-started-to-change-head-lice-policies-in-comox-valley-schools/

 

The new policy allows children with live lice and knits in class whether treated or not. Our children are coming home with lice more often then not and having to spend more and more money to keep on top of it plus the hours it takes to get on top of the house. All to not have any affect because kids are still coming to school not being treated. 

This policy needs adjusting , kids should not be sent to school and able to re infest other kids. 

Scalp irritation, including itching, swelling, or redness may occur with head lice and temporarily worsen after treatment with permethrin. Mild burning, stinging, tingling, or numbness may also occur.

 

There is a certain stigma associated with head lice. This is because people feel it is an undesirable health condition (which it is)

As soon as they hear somebody has head lice, they find it hard not to cringe away. This is because of the bad reputation that lice have among humans.

For the person who has life infestation, it might mean a massive dent to the social identity. He/she might be excluded from the group and might have to face social isolation. It is hard for the group to accept somebody with head lice.

Social isolation can hamper a person’s psychological well being. Feelings of loneliness and depression can quickly creep in if social support is not provided immediately.

A head louse is associated with contamination – something that makes you cringe every time you watch it.

This is what makes people feel disgusted when they hear that somebody has been infested. At school, this can lead to bullying and teasing which can shatter a kid’s confidence.

 



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