Lavallee credited the MCDC for alerting him. They have a different policy on head lice than the current School District policy. They actually contact parents when head lice are found.
And found they were.
Lavallee’s son recently came home infected. He and his family have had to deal with it before, and he described the very unpleasant experience.
“There is no greater burden (to parents) than the crisis mode that head lice creates, ” said Lavallee, and he criticized the school district and health department for their decision to change the policy. He also offered some screening tips for parents.