The Snoqualmie Valley School District is committed to
safeguarding the health of our school community. Head lice are not known
to transmit disease and are not considered a public health hazard. At the
same time, the District is sensitive to the significant emotional, financial
and time burden that an episode of head lice can cause families. SVSD
provides evidence-based, reasonable measures in an effort to safeguard the
school community from head lice. This effort primarily takes the form of
support through education and providing resource information to parents.
In addition, some student screening may be included. Exclusion from
school is not an effective method of controlling the spread of lice and causes
undue detriment to the affected students. For these reasons, exclusion is
not a standard method used in safeguarding the school community.
Click HERE to learn more about the District's role in managing head lice.
Click HERE to learn about family's role and resources for managing head lice.