Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I Hate To Nit Pick But....

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Parents were challenging a new policy that allows students with louse eggs in their hair to stay in school instead of staying home until they are nit-free.
The Monroe Community Schools policy, instituted in January, asserts nits are not contagious and that students have been missing far too much school because of them. Records show 178 students missed at least one day because of lice in 2005, said Mike Shipman, director of operations and assessments for the district.
Please, some common sense here. Once an infestation starts it is nearly impossible to eradicate if new infection vectors are continually re-introduced, i.e. kids with cooties. Keep them home until they are no longer lousy.
I guess even the rich and famous get lice too.

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