“Nit Picking” about the Brevard County School Board’s decision?
The board’s decision to
change the no nit policy affects many.
Did you know this is what
your child is exposed to everyday in class while they are learning?
This is a picture of
pediculosis, better known as head lice.
Not long ago the Brevard
County School Board made changes to the “no nit policy.” Teachers and
staff are no longer allowed to do standard checks for lice. Nor are they
allowed to send someone home or inform the parent of the child with lice
until the end of the school day. This means your child is susceptible to
A simple action such as
above can bring home the most unpleasant buggers.
reinstatement of the No Nit Policy
Please note the
information gathered in the form below will be forwarded directly to
Michele Veres of Brevard County who is the original author of this
prevalent in Brevard County schools.
are adversely affected by the overexposure to head lice and the
formulations used to treat them due to the lack
of the “no nit policy.”
school age children have been especially vulnerable to continuous
infestations causing higher absentee rates. Reinstating the policy would
improve the educational benefits for the child that misses school so the
parent can rid the head of the bug as well as improve the schools
absentee records. Missing school again and again because parents can not
be informed of what is in their child’s surroundings and lack of ability
by the school to control it is a child losing out on education.
accurately predict or quantify who will contract head lice, to what
extent, and how many of the nits will hatch.
County Public Schools should have an important responsibility to educate
children and parents about pediculosis and safe ways to treat it,
therefore reducing chemical risks to the victims of the bug through
knowledge and awareness.
Public School Board should reinstate the no nit policy as a means of
protection from skin sores, skin infections and possible health
complications caused by head lice and the chemical treatments used to
WE, the undersigned Brevard County
residents, urge the district school board to reinstate the No Nit Policy
in our schools and encourage safe treatments for pediculosis (head lice).
This petition prepared by: