Texas Schools Required to Notify Parents If Child's Classmate Has Lice Due to New Law

Texas public elementary schools will be required to notify parents within five days if a student in their child’s class has head lice due to a new law.The state law, implemented Sept. 1, requires schools to send home the notice to the parents and may not identify the child with head lice. The notice must include recommendations to treat and prevent head lice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The law, Senate Bill 1566, requires schools to notify parents of the affected child within 48 hours once a nurse or administrator determines or becomes aware that the child has head lice. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services says lice are not a public health threat and do not carry diseases.  Continue reading...

Copyright The Dallas Morning News
Contact Us