no nit policy

“no nit” policy

Public health A stance taken by many US public schools excluding children from attendence if Pediculus capitis eggs–nits are identified in the hair, allowing them to return to school only when they have been found negative for eggs. See Head lice (Pediculus capitis. ).
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Public Schools implemented a no nit policy because few school nurses were available to assess children with presumed head lice.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Harvard University School of Public Health (HUSPH), and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) do not endorse a no nit policy (3,7,8) based on evidence of low risk for active transmission following appropriate treatment with pediculocides.
The Metro No Nit policy was followed: all children with lice or nits were sent home.
All staff members agreed no evidence existed to justify a no nit policy.
Teachers, who were initially hesitant, reported that children chronically absent with the no nit policy had improved attendance and grades since implementation of the Nit Rating Scale.
For example, Medford is one of the schools that continues to have a no nit policy.
Other districts such as the Boston public schools have eliminated their no nit policy.