Head lice shouldn’t keep kids out of school

The American Academy of Pediatrics says a little head lice is no excuse to skip class.

The pediatricians say as much as it might make your skin crawl, head lice are not a health hazard and not a sign of poor hygiene. The AAP says no healthy child should be excluded from or miss school because of head lice, and that no-nit policies for returning to school should be abandoned.

Because head lice is usually transmitted from head-to-head contact, pediatricians say parents should check their children's heads after sleep-overs and overnight camps.