But the New Hampshire Department of Education website says “‘no nit’ policies contribute to the stigma created around lice.” The policy revision — to be discussed at Monday night’s meeting — would bring Manchester schools more in line with state policy, the Union Leader reported.
According to the N.H. Department of Education website, “The student should be allowed to remain in the classroom that day if comfortable and return to school the following day. School staff need to ensure student confidentiality is maintained and should not segregate or in any way embarrass the child. There is no research data that demonstrates that enforced exclusion policies are effective in reducing the transmission of lice.”
But some parents don’t want the current Manchester schools policy to change.