From the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
For more than 10 years, the School Health Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics has made the following recommendation: No healthy child should be excluded from or allowed to miss school time because of head lice. That said, head lice worry parents and school staff alike.
For information on what remains the gold standard for treatment of head lice, click here http://healthinschools.org/News-Room/EJournals/Volume-7/Number-9/A-Revolution-in-Head-Lice-Treatment_Its-a-Lot-of-Hot-Air.aspx.
For a comprehensive review of head lice issues and recommended policies, go to Head Lice published inPediatricsVol. 126, No. 2.
Here are some additional resources: