Everett, Wa. schools let kids with head lice stay

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EVERETT, Wash. — Everett schools are allowing children with head lice to remain in class while they are being treated.

The district says the change in policy is based on thinking that missing class is worse than the risk of spreading the itchy parasites.

Snohomish Health District Dr. Gary Goldbaum says no one gets sick from head lice, and a child is stigmatized by being removed from school.

The Daily Herald reports schools in Edmonds, Monroe and other districts also are changing how they deal with delousing.

Everett schools Executive Director Jim McNally expects some negative reaction from parents and staff.

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