Head lice, or the condition known as pediculosis, isn't a reportable disease under the Health Promotion and Protection Act. In fact, it's more appropriately defined as a social nuisance, not a health problem. Therefore, coordinated efforts between parents, teachers, schools and the community are necessary to control outbreaks of head lice.
The aim is to control an infestation by prevention, early detection, prompt management, and effective education of teachers, parents, and volunteers.
Although this problem may not be eliminated entirely, it can be handled effectively to minimize the effect in the school community.
For additional information, please contact your Health Educator/Promoter.
Head Lice Guidelines For School Management
Lice Giving You Trouble (Healthful)
Canadian Paediatric Society
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention