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Seymour Community Schools Dealing With Bugs Found On Kids
Updated April 25, 2016 7:03 AM | Filed under: Education
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(SEYMOUR) - Seymour Community School Corp. officials are taking the time to develop a comprehensive policy to deal with a variety of insects and parasites that may be found on students, including lice and bedbugs.

In March, school nurse coordinator Sherry Reinhart recommended to the school board to change the district's policy of sending students home when it is discovered they have lice.

Instead, she said those students should be allowed to return to the classroom after a school nurse has combed all of the visible lice out of their hair. Parents would still be notified and have the option of picking up their child to take them home and treat them right away with lice-killing shampoo.

Reinhart said the reason for wanting to change the policy is because of the number of students who are out of school and missing instruction for weeks at a time because their parents are not taking care of the lice at home.

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