We are only in our second month of school and I'm already having to deal with lice. She went the entire summer not getting them, thats with being around the 5 children at her father house, 3 of my sister's children, her baseball team, and other children at a learning center. I had to keep my dd home from school at least if not more than 5 times last school year to treat her for lice. My dd and I both HATE having to treat for them and top it off I'll have breathing problems for 2 to 3 days after using the sprays on the furniture. I also vacuum and bag all of her stuffed animals. With my health problems this can exhaust me to the point I can not do anything else for several day.
My biggest problem is with her school. I've had to fight them to make it an excused day from school. I've had to fight them to do head checks in the classroom, they only did it once last year, this was only after I was on the phone in tears with the assistant principal. They will not notify parents of an outbreak. Her teachers only responce to her having lice was to tell her, "It's not good to miss school on Fridays". I've been trying to find a phone number for someone in the school system who is in charge of it's nurse without any luck. I've been trying to find any policy other than the one line in the policy manual which is very vague. Last year when I begged the school nurse to do a head check she only told me that their policy is not to do them. When I asked her where I could find this written policy she couldn't or wouldn't tell me.
Anyone else out there that has had to fight their schools over lice issues?