Schools in Holden, Missouri, are now saying that you can come to school with nit eggs allll over your hair and it's cool with them. That's "because the burden of unnecessary absenteeism to the students, families and communities far outweighs the risks associated with head lice."
Unnecessary absenteeism? It's a shame the school will lose money if kids stay home, but it is
NOT "absenteeism" when one refrains from getting others ill or lousy by
staying home. Sheesh.
I'm sorry, but this is rather like inviting children over to your home when you know your kid is sick. It's so stinkin' inconsiderate I don't know where to start. The school district says they are going by new recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National School Association of Nurses. If I used that reasoning and had all your kids over to my house when my kids had nit eggs in their hair? I think you'd be pretty angry, especially if your kids caught lice as a result.
Not mentioned in the news story above is the fact that there is now some form of so-called "super-lice" that is resistant to treatment. Know why? I will bet you it's because of policies like this.